Trade unions, the Labour Party, and the law
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Trade unions, the Labour Party, and the law a study of the Trade Union Act, 1913 by K. D. Ewing

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Published by Edinburgh University Press in Edinburgh .
Written in English



  • Great Britain.


  • Labour Party (Great Britain),
  • Labor unions -- Political activity -- Law and legislation -- Great Britain,
  • Campaign funds -- Law and legislation -- Great Britain

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and indexes.

StatementK.D. Ewing.
LC ClassificationsKD3050 .E93 1982
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 249 p. ;
Number of Pages249
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3216816M
ISBN 100852244533, 0852244363
LC Control Number83125407

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