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1

why did position of labour improve

workers essential to war production

2

strong position of workers reflected by
1. % wages increase?

70%

3

strong position of workers reflected by
2. unemployment?

fell dramatically
a virtual labour shortage

4

strong position of workers reflected by
3. union membership 1938 vs. 1945

1938 = 9 million
1945 = 15 million

5

how is this period a highpoint or turning point of the union movement
4 things

1. unions gained recognition
2. laws in place to ensure labour rights recognised
3. union membership increase = more influential
4. balance of power between workers and employers had moved in favour of workers