A Rejected Transplant: The British Industrial Relations Act (1971-1974)

Hamish R. Sandison
In 1971, Great Britain enacted a system of laws patterned closely after the American Labor Management Relations Act; after three years of ineffectiveness, the legislation was repealed The author examines thefactors which led to the failure of the British regulations, describing the general background of British labor relations, setting out the pro visions and language of the British act that contributed to the problem, and chronicling the events and transactions during 1971-1974 which
more » ... the act and exposed its weaknesses. He then evaluates the overall experience of Britain in this area and offers his perception of the lesson contained in the swift and complete rejection of the American model. I 1 MONTESQUIEU, L'EsPIRIT DES Lois ch. III.
doi:10.15779/z38cg9v fatcat:iwgeknd2wjgftfch3hc2q7ahpi