Consolidation and the Lib-Lab Alliance, 1868–94
The first Trades Union Congress had undoubtedly been a considerable success, but George Howell, who was to become Secretary, stated over twenty years later, ‘it was hardly expected even by the most sanguine of the promoters of the gathering that the one then being held would really constitute the first of a continuous series, though that was the dream and the hope of the originators of the movement’1
KeywordsTrade Union Short History Unskilled Worker Royal Commission Trade Society
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