Industrial Disputes

  • J. Wilczynski


Strike consists in the stoppage of work by organized labour in support of economic or sometimes political demands. The official attitude to strikes differs in detail from one country to another, particularly where different social systems are involved. In spite of the lack of uniformity, certain generalizations can be formulated, and then the inevitable contradictory exceptions can be highlighted.


Trade Union Industrial Relation German Democratic Republic Socialist Country Collective Agreement 
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Recommended Further Reading

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    V. P. Androsov, ‘Strike’, in Great Soviet Encyclopedia (New York: Macmillan, 1975) vol. 9, pp. 471–74.Google Scholar
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    A. Brumberg, ‘The Revolt of the Workers’, Dissent (Chicago) Winter 1981, pp. 21–39.Google Scholar
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    International Labour Organization, Conciliation and Arbitration Procedures in Labour Disputes: A Comparative Study (Geneva: ILO, 1980).Google Scholar
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    B. O. Pettman, Strikes: A Selected Bibliography (Bradford: MCB Books, 1976).Google Scholar
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    W. F. Robinson (ed.), August 1980: The Strikes in Poland (Munich: Radio Free Europe Research, Oct. 1980).Google Scholar
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    M. Shalev, ‘Industrial Relations Theory and the Comparative Study of Industrial Relations and Industrial Conflict’, British J. Industrial Relations, March 1980, pp. 26–43.Google Scholar
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    S. Yershov, ‘Strike Movement on the Upgrade’, International Affairs (Moscow) 7/1979, pp. 135–37.Google Scholar
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© Jozef Wilczynski 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Wilczynski
    • 1
  1. 1.University of New South Wales at DuntroonRoyal Military College, DuntroonCanberraAustralia

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