British Labour, Replacement And Conciliation, 1914-21; Being The Result Of Conferences And…

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byAdam Willis Kirkaldy

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1921. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XXI COMMENTS ON WORKING An attempt to institute a scheme of shop committees on the lines of those here described revealed certain difficulties, of which the following are instances--1. Position Of Shop Foremen If a Works Committee deals with the actual conditions under which work is carried on, and if its work is to be real, there is every probability of friction arising, owing to the committee infringing the sphere of authority of the shop foremen. Not only will specific complaints and objections to actions or decisions of foremen be brought up, but more general questions of shop management will be discussed, on which the foremen would naturally expect to be consulted previously to their men. It must never be forgotten that the foremen have definite management functions to perform which cannot be discharged if their authority is continually called in question, or if they are continually harassed by complaints behind their backs. Nor can they have any prestige if arrangements or rules, affecting their control or method of management, are made without them having their full share in the discussion of them. The difficulty arises, therefore, how, on the one hand, to maintain the foreman's position as a real link in the chain of executive authority, and, on the other hand, to promote direct discussion between the workers and the higher management. In the experiment in question with a Shop Stewards' Committee, this difficulty was all the more acute since it was felt at the outset to be inadvisable to include foremen on the management side of the committee, for fear of checking free discussion on the part of the workers' members. The steps by which the situation was adjusted and the difficulty finally completely overcome were as follows--1. It was laid ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1921. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XXI COMMENTS ON WORKING An attempt to institute a scheme of shop committees on the lines of those here described revea...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:110 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.23 inPublished:February 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217911544

ISBN - 13:9780217911542

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