Brings together the major papers which document the development of every facet of Britains system of labour relations: trade unionism, the truck and sweating systems, master and servant law, employers liability, wages statistics, unemployment. From the 1824 inquiry which, on laissez faire principles, recommended repeal of the Combination Act to the gigantic Labour Commission inquiry in the nineties, the material on trade unions is as inexhaustible as it is indispensable: the aims, constitutions and regulations of hundreds of unions; their legal status, minute analyses of circumstances of strikes and lock-outs, violence and intimidation, and the growth of socialist doctrine. In each of the areas mentioned the parliamentary inquiries were the seeds from which grew laws and social institutions unknown to and unnecessary for pre-industrial man, e.g. courts of arbitration and conciliation, labour exchanges and unemployment insurance.
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