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Work, Employment, and Industrial Relations in the Social Contract

Author: 
Amir Paz-Fuchs
Publication date: 
Wed, 8 Apr 2009

This report provides both a record and a critical assessment of the fourth workshop of the Foundation for Law, Justice and Society’s programme, The Social Contract Revisited. The workshop was held in Oxford on 29–31 October 2008 and dealt with work, employment, and industrial relations in the modern social contract. 

Despite efforts by Conservative governments to weaken the power and influence of unions, the key elements of industrial pluralism remained in place until they were fundamentally undermined by the new vision that was offered by Blair's New Labour