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The Works Council
A German Experiment in Industrial Democracy

  • Date Published: April 2016
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781316509517

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  • Originally published in 1928, this book examines the growth of the German Works Councils from the institution of the Work Councils Act in 1919 up to 1926, and the effect the councils had on industrial relations. Guillebaud also includes translations of relevant legislation and other documents concerning the establishment and organisation of such councils in various companies and industries. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in trade union history or in the economic history of the early Weimar Republic.

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    • Date Published: April 2016
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781316509517
    • length: 316 pages
    • dimensions: 217 x 142 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.44kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    1. The origins of the Germans Works Councils Act of February 4, 1920
    2. The machinery of the Works Councils Act
    3. The works councils and the trade union movement
    4. The effects of the works councils on industrial relations
    5. The works councils and industrial self-government
    6. Summary and conclusions
    Appendix 1. Act to Establish Works Councils, February 4, 1920
    Appendix 2. Regulations governing elections under the Works Councils Act
    Appendix 3. Act Regulating the Construction of Balance Sheets and Profit and Loss Accounts of Establishments, February 5, 1921
    Appendix 4. Act Regulating the Election of Members of Works Councils to Control Boards, February 15, 1921
    Appendix 5. The questionnaire of the Bergwerks-Zeitung
    Appendix 6. Table of contents of works rules agreed in 1920 for the Rhenish-Westphalian iron and steel industry
    Appendix 7. Allocation of duties between the members of the Executive Committee of the Central Works Council for the German Railways
    Appendix 8. Resultion of the 12th 'Free' Trade Union Congress at Breslau, September 1925
    Appendix 9. The legal liabilities of members of works councils
    Bibliography of works consulted
    Index.

  • Author

    C. W. Guillebaud

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