Book Review: The Wales TUC, 1974-2004: devolution and industrial politics

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While there are studies aplenty of individual trade unions and of the Trades Union Congress (TUC) as a body, very few writers have shown any interest in the work of the TUC at a regional level. If such a lack is understandable, given the limited policy autonomy of the TUC's regions, it is ever less tenable as the political trend to devolve power within the United Kingdom (UK) has gathered pace over the last thirty years. What tensions has this set up between the regional and central levels of the TUC, and has the trade-union movement been able to respond autonomously within the regions to specific political and economic conditions? By Joe England, (University of Wales, Cardiff: 2004) xvi + 136 pp., £12.99, ISBN 0-7083-1919-X
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)146-149
JournalHistorical Studies in Industrial Relations
Issue number20
Publication statusPublished - 2005


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