The period from the end of the General Strike to the present day has seen the gradual integration of the unions into many but by no means all of the processes of government, and the acknowledgment of many of their purposes in the social policy and legislation of the time, even under governments of a Conservative hue. All this has come about in spite of the bitterness aroused by the conflicts and strikes of the preceding period, which had culminated in the General Strike.
KeywordsIndustrial Relation Labour Government Labour Party Conservative Party General Strike
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