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Author Stewart, Paul
Title We Sell Our Time No More : Workers Struggles Against Lean Production in the British Car Industry
Imprint London : Pluto Press, 2009
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Note Cover -- Contents -- Preface -- Acknowledgements -- Abbreviations and Acronyms -- 1. Understanding the Lean Automobile Industry -- Introduction -- Lean Production -- the Context and the Promises -- Lean Production for Whom? -- Objectives of the Book -- 2. The Prehistory of Lean Production: Employee Relations in the British Automobile Industry Since the Second World War -- Introduction -- Regimes of Control: From Piecework to Measured Day Work -- Contemporary Contrasts and Continuities -- Bargaining in the Context of Local Communities -- Wages, Unions and Conflicts in the British System -- Regimes of Control: Measured Day Work and the Rise of Lean Production -- 3. From 'Embrace and Change' to 'Engage and Change': Trade Unions Renewal and New Management Strategies -- Introduction -- Industrial Relations without Industrial Relations? -- Data and Method -- Union Responses in Each Company -- Rover: 'Embrace and Change' -- Vauxhall: 'Engage and Change' -- The Experience of NMTs on the Shopfloor: An Inter-Company Comparison -- The Acceptance of NMTs on the Shopfloor: An Inter-Company Comparison -- Concluding Remarks -- Appendix: Explanatory variables -- 4. Striking Smarter and Harder: The New Industrail Relations of Lean Production? The 1995-6 Vauxhall Dispute -- Management Misjudges the Shopfloor -- Confronting Lean: Laying the Basis for Union Advance -- Conclusion -- The History of the Fight to Control Lean Production -- Addendum: Data Summary -- 5. Round Table Discussion on Lean Production -- Introduction -- Lean Production -- Lean and Outsourcing -- Union, Shop Stewards and Lean" Capturing Hearts and Minds -- Comments from Ken Murphy -- Comments from John Cooper -- Comments from Gary Lindsay -- 6. Rover-BMW: From Rover Tomorrow to the Longbridge Closure and the Bitter Fruits of Lean Production -- Introduction
The Recent Origins of the Crisis: Lean Production and the Rise of a New Management Regime -- The Background to the Implementation of Rover Tomorrow -- Rover Tomorrow -- Implementation of Rover Tomorrow -- The 1998 Cowley Agreement -- The Working Time Account -- A New Model, the Rover 75 -- The Longbridge Crisis, October 1998 -- Implementation of the 1998 Agreement -- Crisis 2000 - What Future for Longbridge? -- The Demonstration for Longbridge, 1 April 2000 -- The Union Position Changes -- 7. Lean Production: From 'Engage and Change' to Endless Change -- Introduction -- Embedding Lean Production at Vauxhall-GM, 1989-2001 -- GM'S PROJECT OLYMPIA 2001, BMW AND PARTNERSHIP -- Worker Attributes -- Workplace Stress -- Conclusion -- Appendix: Project Olympia Framework Document -- Conclusion: Lean Production and the Individualisation of Workplace Stress: The New Class Struggle from Above -- Worker and Union Responses to Lean -- Challenging Lean Production as a Strategy and Ideology -- APPENDIX 1: SURVEY OF CAR WORKERS BY THE TGWU AND CARDIFF UNIVERSITY TRADE UNION RESEARCH UNIT (QUESTIONNAIRE 1996) -- APPENDIX 2: WORKFORCE SURVEY ON WORKPLACE ISSUES -- APPENDIX 3: WORKING ON THE LINE 'AFTER FORDISM': A DIARY -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
The success and failures of British automobile workers
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Stewart, Paul We Sell Our Time No More : Workers Struggles Against Lean Production in the British Car Industry London : Pluto Press,c2009 9780745328683
Subject Automobile industry workers -- Labor unions -- Great Britain.;Industrial relations -- Great Britain.;Automobile industry and trade -- Great Britain.;Lean manufacturing -- Great Britain
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Alt Author Richardson, Mike
Danford, Andy
Murphy, Ken
Richardson, Tony
Wass, Vicki
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