When the Federation was formed in 1896, every circumstance was leading towards the clash of forces which both sides felt to be inevitable and which erupted in the great lock-out only fifteen months later. In this brief interval the Federation twice threatened a national lock-out and the ASE held back only because they were looking for more favourable ground on which to fight.
KeywordsTrade Union Collective Bargaining Trade Society Federate Employer Federation Executive
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