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Title: Evolution of the modern trade union
Authors: Borg, Joseph
Keywords: Labor unions -- Malta
Malta -- History -- British occupation, 1800-1964
Labor movement -- Malta
Artisans -- Societies, etc. -- Malta
Guilds -- Malta
Issue Date: 1982
Publisher: Gulf Publishing Ltd.
Citation: Borg, J. (1982). Evolution of the modern trade union. Civilization, 1, 06-09.
Abstract: A trade union may be defined as an organisation of workers aimed at promoting their common interests, namely wages, hours of work and working conditions. However, trade unions were not always as we know them today, and hence it would be best to examine how they came to be. Until the advent of the Industrial Revolution, production was largely carried out in work-shops where the craftsman was very much his own master. As long as this situation existed, there was no real scope of fighting for better conditions of work. Still there were craft-guilds which were societies of men having common interests and considered by many to be the forerunners of modern trade unions.
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