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From control to commitment in the workplace: In factory after factory, there is a revolution under way in the management of work (Labor-management cooperation brief)

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  • Unknown Binding: 11 pages
  • Publisher: U.S. Dept. of Labor, Bureau of Labor-Management Relations and Cooperative Programs (1985)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B000726TGA
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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For a brief period I studied Gaelic at school in Ireland. I retained very little but I remember this book which, in its original irish language version, was a textbook at the time. As an english boy who had found himself in Ireland I suppose I was intrigued by the diary of a Irish navvy in England.Anyway I was delighted some 40+ years later to come across the book in english. Now it is a period piece because both the England he went to and the Ireland he came from are like different planets to-day compared to that not so far off age. The Irish navvy is still a staple of major construction sites but he is unlikely to be the god fearing, sexually inexperienced and comparatively naive young man that the author was speaking gaelic as his first language. The author had almost no conception of England other than what he had gained from books, newspapers and folklore back home. At that time there really was a considerable gap between the experiences of a young man in rural or small town Ireland and english society. This book details the experiences of an immigrant struggling to come to terms with what he found and to earn the living that he could not find at home. It is a telling reflection on the state of Ireland at that time that every one of his brothers and sisters ended up living and working in England. It has a resonance in the immigrant experience even to-day where those who make it to the UK very quickly plug into the resident community of their fellow countrymen or religous group and find employment and a social life within that community. The Author pretty much lived in an Irish bubble in England and actively sought to do so, integration does not happen quickly. I doubt the Author saw his move to England as a permanent emigration but for whatever reason that is what it turned into.Read more ›
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A superb account of labouring work in the 1950's
and 1960's.
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This book The Irish Navvy was the most perfect gift idea, i bought it for my husband and he`s only put it down to go to work. The ordering was simple the packaging excellent and speed of delivery outstanding. Thank you Amazon. I will be ordering again.
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A brilliant read. I bought this for my husband and he couldn't put it down.
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A rather strange book best read out loud with an Irish accent. Covers navvy work from the workers perspective. Not a page turner but a useful insight. I'm pleased to have read it but would borrow a copy rather then buy it.
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