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Rise and Fall of the Dock Labour Scheme

Rise and Fall of the Dock Labour Scheme (Hardback)

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John Dempster was a career civil servant at the Department of Transport. Not only did he have an eagle eye's view of the political and industrial events which led to Margaret Thatcher deciding to abolish the Dock Labour Scheme, he played a major part in planning for it. With full access to government papers he plots the history of the Dock Labour Scheme, explains why its introduction was necessary in the 1940s, how its grip on many British ports led to industrial paralysis and why it needed to be scrapped. Having interviewed dozens of the major protagonists in the events of April-July 1989, which led to the abolition of the Scheme he paints a portrait of an industry in decline, but one which has, since then, experienced a renaissance.

BusinessIndustry & industrial studiesIndustrial relations & safetyIndustrial relationsBusinessIndustry & industrial studiesTransport industriesShipping industriesHistory & PoliticsPolitics & government Publisher: Biteback Publishing Publication Date: 28/09/2009 ISBN-13: 9781849540049  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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John Dempster was a senior Civil Servant at the Department of Transport until his retirement in the late 1990s, when he became Director of the UK Major Ports Group. He is now retired and lives in south west London.

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