Industrial Conflict in a Multinational Subsidiary
A damaging strike in a tractor factory in the West Midlands has been selected for this case study because it shows how a minor dispute involving 100 men had a devastating and lasting effect on the firm and especially in subsequent layoffs and redundancies of the labour force. Both management and unions made mistakes and, as a minor consolation, both learned from these mistakes and enjoyed industrial peace for the subsequent 4 1/2 A years. This peace was then broken by another strike over redundancies which must at least partly be ascribed to the first strike.
KeywordsMarket Share Work Force Industrial Relation Assembly Shop Picket Line
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