A Triumph of Voluntarism? Industrial Relations and Strikes in Northern Ireland During World War Two

Boyd Black

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Abstract

Flanders (1974) considered the Second World War to be the great social triumph and vindication of voluntarism in British industrial relations. This paper considers the experience of one region, Northern Ireland, functioning in a unique social and political context and considers the experience of its wartime industrial relations system. The political framework, trade union growth and representation, collective bargaining, strike activity including the major munitions strike of 1944 which may have provoked Defence Regulations Order 1AA, labour management and Joint Production Committees are all examined. The paper gives qualified support to Flanders’ conclusion.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-19
Number of pages19
JournalLabour History Review
Volume70
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2005

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