Britain's Ascot of the Left

Moss, Robert
October 1977
National Review;10/28/1977, Vol. 29 Issue 42, p1238
This article discusses the strike held outside Grunwick, a film-processing company in London, England. Grunwick is run by George Ward, an Anglo-Indian immigrant who was born in New Delhi, India in 1933. He set up Grunwick in 1965 and has since turned a small firm, specializing in developing people's holiday snaps, into a highly successful enterprise. The unions represent Ward as a Dickensian employer who exploits helpless Asian girls under sweatshop conditions and sacks them if they try to join a union. But Ward has never fired anyone simply for joining a union and insists that what has got him into trouble is that he will not allow his employees to be coerced into joining a union to which they do not desire to belong.


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