The wave of strikes in both the public and private sector against the 5 per cent Stage iv policy proved economically damaging and politically disastrous for the government. The widely held view that a Labour Government meant less industrial disruption than a Conservative Government turned out to have been a myth. The extent of the strikes, both in the length of their duration and in their individual bitterness, was the most acute since 1926.
KeywordsTrade Union Civil Servant Union Leader Cent Policy Labour Party
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- 35.Jack Jones, The Human Face of Labour (London: BBC Publications, 1977) p. 7.Google Scholar