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Facing Up to ThatcherismThe History of NALGO 1979-93$
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Michael Ironside and Roger Seifert

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780199240753

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199240753.001.0001

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The Squeeze Tightens

The Squeeze Tightens

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Facing Up to Thatcherism

Mike Ironside

Roger Seifert

Oxford University Press

This chapter covers the remainder of the Thatcher government’s first term of office, from 1981 until the June 1983 election. As the Conservative right tightened its grip on the government, so the National and Local Government Officers Association (NALGO) strengthened both its policies and its structures. The political economy of Thatcherism is described. The government’s main attack on public services fell onto local government, with reductions in local accountability, finances, and relative pay. The NALGO policy and practice, and the collective bargaining and local disputes, are reported as well.

Keywords:   NALGO, Thatcher government, political economy, Thatcherism, government policy

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