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Sisters are Doing It…? Women in the Union

  • Harriet Bradley
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Abstract

In the last chapter, it was suggested that trade unions continue to be linked with class meanings in the workplace and to play a part in processes of class identification. Such a link between unions and class is an historic one. In their role as the collective voice of working people, trade unions in Britain and elsewhere were among the few legitimate outlets through which members of the working classes could express their opinions, interests and needs before Parliamentary representation had been achieved. Marx and Engels, over-optimistically no doubt, believed that unions would be a vehicle through which the industrial proletariat would move from being a class in itself to a class for itself.

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Sexual Harassment Trade Union Union Officer Male Colleague Class Interest 
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© Harriet Bradley 1999

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