by Guy Arnold
Hamish Hamilton, 1981, hardcover, dustjacket, ISBN 0241101077
Like New Condition, minor shelf and edge wear to dust jacket
'There are more than 12 million trade unionists in Britain, half the adult working population, and the British union movement is considered to be the most powerful in the world. Certain unions, such as the NUM, are capable of bringing industry to a standstill and on occasion have done just that.
Yet there are widespread misconceptions about the unions, and much of their power is an illusion. Confrontation, unfortunately, is all too often the norm in the British industry and the them and us mentality has become deeply embedded in industrial attitudes. It only becomes possible to understand how the unions operate and why they behave as they do in the broader context of the whole political-industrial scene.'