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Monday, 4 July 2011

Lessons from the1989-1990 Ambulance Workers' Dispute

As industrial conflict intensifies between public sector unions and a Conservative led Government, important lessons can be learnt from union strategy and tactics in the 1989-1990 Ambulance Workers' Dispute. Solomon Hughes has researched state papers on the landmark dispute using the Freedom of Information Act:  http://www.morningstaronline.co.uk

More about the role of the UNISON partner unions in the dispute can be read in an 'In Focus' article from June 2010: http://www.unison.org.uk/activists/pages_view.asp?did=11290