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We Sell Our Time No More : Workers' Struggles Against Lean Production in the British Car Industry, Paperback / softback Book

We Sell Our Time No More : Workers' Struggles Against Lean Production in the British Car Industry Paperback / softback

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This is the story of workers' struggles in the British car industry, from the Second World War until today. Told from the viewpoint of the workers, the book chronicles how they responded to a variety of management and union strategies, from piece rate working, through measured day work, and eventually to 'lean production' beginning in the late 1980s. Focusing on two companies, Vauxhall-GM and Rover/BMW, this book shows how they developed their approaches to managing labour relations.

It highlights the success of various forms of struggle to establish safer and more humane working environments, as well as their failures.

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