TITLE

General builds his army

AUTHOR(S)
Barber, Brendan
PUB. DATE
April 2007
SOURCE
Personnel Today;4/24/2007, p10
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Interview
ABSTRACT
An interview with general secretary Brendan Barber of Trades Union Congress (TUC). When asked about his experiences from the time he has joined the federation in 1975, he shares his scaring battles which he saw a lot of families damaged for not giving up their union membership. In terms of his management, he believes that he can arrest the declining membership figures by focusing on politicians and businesses rather than workers.
ACCESSION #
25306912

 

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