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.
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