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      Revisiting Hyman: direct democracy, shop steward organisation and labour process conflict at Ford's Dagenham plant

      Work Organisation, Labour and Globalisation
      Pluto Journals


            This article utilises detailed research into workplace trade unionism in the Dagenham plant of the Ford Motor Company in the UK to explore fundamental issues of workplace trade union democracy, organisation and struggle. Within this framework, the article re-examines Richard Hyman's influential analysis of workplace trade union representation and ‘bureaucratisation’. It draws on a larger study by the author.


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            Work Organisation, Labour and Globalisation
            Pluto Journals
            Spring 2016
            : 10
            : 1
            : 80-95
            © Sheila Cohen, 2016

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