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The Rise and Fall of the Dock Labour Scheme

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This is a First Edition hardback book published in 2010. It is in excellent, near fine condition and is *signed by the author*

* 2009 marked the 20th anniversary of the repeal of the Dock Labour Scheme *

John Dempster was a career civil servant at the Department of Transport until his retirement in the late 1990s, when he became Director of the UK Major Ports Group. Not only did he have an eagle eye view of the political and industrial events which led to Margaret Thatcher deciding to abolish the Dock Labour Scheme, he played a major part in planning for it.

With full access to government papers he plots the history of the Dock Labour Scheme, explains why its introduction was necessary in the 1940s, how its grip on many British ports led to industrial paralysis and why it needed to be scrapped. Having interviewed dozens of the major protagonists in the events of April-July 1989, which led to the abolition of the Scheme, he paints a portrait of an industry in decline, but one which has, since then, experienced a renaissance.

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Added value:
Signed by the author
Author(s):
John Dempster
Condition:
As new
Dimensions:
13.4 x 23.5 x 2.5 cm
Edition:
First Edition
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1849540047
ISBN-13:
9781849540049
Number of pages:
222
Publisher:
Biteback Publishing
Title:
The Rise and Fall of the Dock Labour Scheme

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About this item

This is a First Edition hardback book published in 2010. It is in excellent, near fine condition and is *signed by the author*

* 2009 marked the 20th anniversary of the repeal of the Dock Labour Scheme *

John Dempster was a career civil servant at the Department of Transport until his retirement in the late 1990s, when he became Director of the UK Major Ports Group. Not only did he have an eagle eye view of the political and industrial events which led to Margaret Thatcher deciding to abolish the Dock Labour Scheme, he played a major part in planning for it.

With full access to government papers he plots the history of the Dock Labour Scheme, explains why its introduction was necessary in the 1940s, how its grip on many British ports led to industrial paralysis and why it needed to be scrapped. Having interviewed dozens of the major protagonists in the events of April-July 1989, which led to the abolition of the Scheme, he paints a portrait of an industry in decline, but one which has, since then, experienced a renaissance.

Added value:
Signed by the author
Author(s):
John Dempster
Condition:
As new
Dimensions:
13.4 x 23.5 x 2.5 cm
Edition:
First Edition
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1849540047
ISBN-13:
9781849540049
Number of pages:
222
Publisher:
Biteback Publishing
Title:
The Rise and Fall of the Dock Labour Scheme

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