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CLIP 5621

Trade unions at Kvaerner Govan

Trade unions at Kvaerner Govan

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Key Info
  • Trade unions at Kvaerner Govan
  • Duration: 03:50
  • In 1999, the Kvaerner shipyard in Govan, Scotland, faced closure and workers were at risk of redundancy. Trade unions carried out a political campaign focussing on politicians and public opinion, with the aim of showing that what the workers wanted was work. Industrial action ended when the yard was bought over by GEC.
  • Subject:

    Citizenship and Modern Studies


    Rights: Human Legal Consumer

  • Keywords: rights, responsibilities, industrial action, Kvaerner, Govan, GEC, trade union, media, Clyde, shipbuilding, modern studies, bitesize
Ideas for use in class
  • Could lead into a more detailed case study of an industrial dispute. The tactics used in the Kvaerner campaign could be compared with other forms of action. Their effectiveness could be compared.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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