Trade Union relations Under Wilson

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Trade Union relations Under Wilson
Wilson was convinced that inflation was the main threat to Britain's
economy and thus wage increases must be kept under check
This was evidently going to lead to confrontations with the unions
After the '66 election victory, he pushed ahead with wage freezes and
cuts in government spending
Anger from the unions
Series of strikes over pay throughout '66 ­'67 including a 3 month strike
by the seamen and Dockers
Wilson interpreted these strikes as an attack on Britain by a small number
of radical left wing, Marxists rather than heartfelt cries of anger from
Labour supporting union members

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