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dc.contributor.authorBeaumont, Thomas
dc.date.accessioned2020-07-29T12:20:35Z
dc.date.available2020-07-29T12:20:35Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.isbn9781789620801en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/40156
dc.description.abstractFellow Travellers examines the shifting practices and strategies adopted by Communist militants as they sought to build and maintain support on the railways. In a period in which the Communist party struggled to establish a foothold in many French workplaces, activists on the railways bucked the trend and set down deep and lasting roots of support. They maintained this support even through the sectarian period of the Comintern’s shift to class against class, deepening their participation within railway industrial relations and gaining the experience of engagement with managers and state officials upon which they would build during the years of the Popular Front. Here France’s railway employees joined alongside their fellow workers in shaping a new social contract for workers, extending the principle of democratic representation into the workplace. While the Popular Front experiment proved shortlived, its influence was long lasting. In the post Liberation period, the key tenets of the Popular Front experience re-emerged within the nationalised SNCF, shaping the particular character of railway industrial relations – the peculiar mix of collaboration and hostile confrontation between management and workforce that continues to make the French railways one of the most contested sectors of the modern French economy.en_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HB History::HBT History: specific events & topics::HBTK Industrialisation & industrial historyen_US
dc.subject.othercommunismen_US
dc.subject.otherindustrial relationsen_US
dc.subject.otherrelationsen_US
dc.subject.otherrailway workersen_US
dc.subject.othertrade unionismen_US
dc.subject.otherpopular fronten_US
dc.titleFellow Travellersen_US
dc.title.alternativeCommunist Trade Unionism and Industrial Relations on the French Railways, 1914–1939en_US
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.2307/j.ctvt6rjs5
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy4dc2afaf-832c-43bc-9ac6-8ae6b31a53dcen_US
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_nameLiverpool University Press
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_websitehttps://www.liverpooluniversitypress.co.uk/
oapen.relation.isFundedBy346483d4-50d7-4654-937f-22227ddf82cden_US
virtual.oapen_relation_isFundedBy.grantor_name Liverpool John Moores University
oapen.pages282en_US


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