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Voices at WorkContinuity and Change in the Common Law World$
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Alan Bogg and Tonia Novitz

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780199683130

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199683130.001.0001

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The Importance of Trade Union Political Voice

The Importance of Trade Union Political Voice

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(p.277) 13 The Importance of Trade Union Political Voice
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Voices at Work
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K. D. Ewing

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199683130.003.0013

This chapter explains the significance of political voice for trade unions in the light of its historical treatment. It traces the development of workers’ political voice from constraints imposed by the common law in the UK in the nineteenth century to legislative provision (and subsequent restriction again) in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. The chapter concludes by considering the fresh challenges of (neo-)liberalism in the UK and elsewhere

Keywords:   trade unions, political voice, common law, legislative provision, constitutional law

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