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Webb, Sidney, 1859-1947. Great Britain after the war - Image 39. 1916. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. October 20, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/2338/show/2292.

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Webb, Sidney, 1859-1947. (1916). Great Britain after the war - Image 39. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/2338/show/2292

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Title Great Britain after the war
Alternative Title Great Britain after the war, by Sidney Webb and Arnold Freeman; being facts and figures, quotations and queries, suggestions and forecasts, designed to help individual inquirers and study circles in considering what will happen after war with regard to trade, employment, wages, prices, trade unionism, co-operation, women's labour, foreign commerce, the railways, the coal supply, education, taxation, etc. Dedicated to the Workers' educational association
Creator (LCNAF)
  • Webb, Sidney, 1859-1947
Publisher G. Allen and Unwin
Place of Creation (TGN)
  • London
Date 1916
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Economic policy
  • Economics
Subject.Geographic (TGN)
  • United Kingdom
Genre (AAT)
  • pamphlets
Language English
Type (DCMI)
  • Text
Original Item Extent 80 pages; 22 cm.
Original Item Location HC256.2.P27
Original Item URL http://library.uh.edu/record=b8302906~S11
Original Collection Socialist and Communist Pamphlets
Digital Collection Socialist and Communist Pamphlets
Digital Collection URL http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp
Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
Repository URL http://libraries.uh.edu/branches/special-collections
Use and Reproduction This item is in the public domain and may be used freely.
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Title Image 39
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Transcript GREAT BRITAIN AFTER THE WAR. 04 4. The Strength of the Employers. Employers will be more amalgamated, better off relatively to the workers, and, it is to be feared, more hostile than ever. Note.—(a) Capital " has surrendered no powers which it will not automatically reclaim. (b) The demand for increased production to restore trade will assist employers to oppose Trade Union " restrictions ' and maintain their army of unskilled workers. (c) There are going to be great " Trade Associations in each industry ; these are being rapidly established. G.—What Ought Trade Unions to be doing ? The Watchwords are Thought and Organisation. Each Union should be taking action on its own behalf and joining with other Unions in common action. Could each Trade Union Executive—even each Branch—appoint a small committee to think out what is likely to happen in its own trade or district, and what precautions could be taken? Could each Trades Council follow the same line? A special committee on "Labour After the War " has started to draw up a policy for general adoption 1. Preparedness I Consider these suggestions :— (a) That each Union should open its ranks to all persons, men or women, earning the standard rates in the trade; (b) that organisers should be appointed to ensure that the staff of every establishment is " influenced " ; (c) that a national campaign of recruiting for Trade Unionism should be set on foot; (d) that every Union should institute a special levy now, in order to build up a Special Reserve Fund for coming trials; (e) that the Government should be pressed to extend its Unemployment Insurance now to the eight or ten million still uninsured wage-earners. 2. Policy. Each Union must decide which of the surrendered workshop customs and Trade Union rules—or what substitutes for them —it intends to demand. The following questions may be asked:— If it is to be insisted on that all workers in an establishment shall be members of the Union, must not the Union be prepared to admit to membership all those actually employed in its trade? What exclusions, if any, can be justified? Is it