Opposition to the acts was led by trade unionist Francis Place, with Joseph Hume and Sir Francis Burdett leading the parliamentary charge. Foreign policy[ edit ] The foreign policy of the trade unions was generally anti-Communist.
After completing the table, write a paragraph which explains the impact these three strikes had on the wider UK society? High unemployment led to the decline in union membership, especially in those industries which traditionally had a strong union base.
The Conservative Government refused to compromise and the situation led to Edward Heath, the Prime Minister, declaring a state of emergency and re-introducing a three day week. Despite of benefits. In non-revolutionary periods this usually occurs in the moment of action and is brief.
There is a palpable atmosphere of unease in British politics, and a sense of the ground shifting beneath our feet. The government argued that the purpose of the Work Center was to train the men in new skills, thus increasing their employability, and to keep them fit until they could find alternative work.
It also included the Trade Disputes and Trade Unions Act ofwhich explicitly repealed the punitive provisions of the Act, so removing the conditions for legal immunity that had been created after the General Strike.