TITLE

THE TROUBLE WITH LINWOOD: COMPLIANCE AND COERCION IN THE CAR PLANT, 1963-1981

AUTHOR(S)
Gilmour, Alison
PUB. DATE
July 2007
SOURCE
Journal of Scottish Historical Studies;Jul2007, Vol. 27 Issue 1, p75
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article explores workplace power relationships through a study of the Linwood car plant, where industrial relations in the 1960s and 1970s were characterised by conflict. When the car factory opened on May 2, 1963 it was perceived as a remedy for the unemployment problems associated with Clydeside. The factory provides jobs for over 5,000 workers. The first unofficial strike occurred three weeks after the opening of the plant and by the end of 1964 Linwood was operating at only a third capacity, subsequently a four-day week was introduced. According to sources, the Linwood plant failed because of the militancy of the workforce.
ACCESSION #
25887850

 

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