La gestion des ressources humaines dans les usines de munitions durant la Deuxieme Guerre mondiale : le cas de la General Engineering Company

Labbé, Pierrick
May 2010
Labour / Le Travail;Spring2010, Vol. 65, p109
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the personnel management of Canada's military industries by the government during the Second World War. Particular attention is paid to the General Engineering Company of Canada (GECO), which produced munitions. The author describes cooperation between the government and the private sector to further war-related production goals for munitions and other types of military equipment. Demographic factors are said to have contributed to the relatively low pool of eligible workers for Canadian factories that produced items for the military during the 1940s. The role of Canada's National Selective Service in the administration of Canada's wartime policies is discussed. It is noted that some of the military equipment orders were destined for use by Great Britain.


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