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Soviet trade unions

Deutscher, Isaac

Soviet trade unions

their place in Soviet labour policy

by Deutscher, Isaac

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Published by OxfordUniversity Press in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Issued under the auspices of the Royal Institute of International Affairs.

Statementby Isaac Deutscher.
The Physical Object
Pagination156p.
Number of Pages156
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18705267M

In analysing these relationships - especially the relationship between production concerns and worker welfare - Soviet Trade Unions focuses on the nature of change and continuity in Soviet labour relations. The only role they saw for Communist activists was one of using union organisations to wage relentless economic struggles to prepare the workers for their historical destiny of overthrowing capitalism by revolutionary means. He convinces himself with immense satisfaction that he is a different being, by treating the one unmercifully and damaging the other con amore. Not only did the spokesmen of the various parties — Bolsheviks, Mensheviks, Social Revolutionaries and Anarchists — advance conflicting views; but also within the ranks of Bolshevik trade unionists there was as yet little agreement on the principles of the new trade unionism.

But byMcLennan found this request disconcerting, as by then the CP had changed into a more open and a less monolithic body. Although they accepted subordination to the government as a matter of high policy, the Bolshevik trade unionists jealously guarded the prerogatives of their organisation. The trade unions had to be reorganised so that their vertical structure should correspond to that of the industrial administration. After that congress, Vladimir Lenin 's saying that "Trade Unions are a School of Communism" became an indisputable slogan.

As in all labour organisations, so in the unions the extreme and the moderate parties — Bolsheviks, Mensheviks and Social Revolutionaries — confronted one another in a ceaseless and intense struggle for influence. Now, when the proletariat has assumed the political and economic leadership of the country and removed the bourgeoisie from the management of industry, the struggle of the workers for the improvement of their position has naturally had to take on new forms, the forms of an organised action, through the trade unions and through various regulating bodies, upon the economic policy of the working class as a whole. Many trade unions were shut down or restricted on the eve of World War I and during that war, but they revived after the February Revolution ofand their leaders were democratically elected in the following months. There is no popular discontent with the factory committees, but there is discontent with the trade unions


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Soviet trade unions book

They also, though the Mensheviks were still the dominant party, resolved on that system of internal organizations and grouping, which has been actually realized under the Communists. Even more than in the trade unions were now overshadowed by the Soviets, and at no significant turn of the revolution did they come to the fore.

At the so-called Democratic Conference, intended as a sort of life belt for the sinking Provisional Government, only eight of the Trades Union delegates voted for a continuance of the coalition, whereas seventy three voted against.

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The State Committee for Foreign Economic Relations Gosudarstvennyi komitet po vneshnim ekonomicheskim sviaziam—GKEScreated inmanaged all foreign aid programs and the export of complete factories through the FTOs subordinate to it.

Wages should measure the conscientiousness, usefulness and efficiency of the work of every labourer. We have seen illusion after illusion scraped from them by the pumice-stone of experience, while the appalling state of the industries which they now largely control, and the ruin of the country in which they attained that control, have forced them to alter their immediate aims to meet immediate dangers, and have accelerated the process of adaptation made inevitable by their victory.

Stalin feared the unpredictable movement and disruptive influence of such foreign market forces as demand and price fluctuations.

As early asparty member Arthur Horner, President of the South Wales Miners, could, in respect of his union activities, effectively ignore the CP line on the Nazi-Soviet Pact with impunity though Pollitt had to step down as general secretary for a year or so.

This book, based on case-study and survey research in eight Russian regions, provides a detailed account of the development of trade unionism in Russia since the collapse of the soviet system. By Augustmore than fifty joint ventures were registered in the Soviet Union, and approximately three hundred were under negotiation.

A resolution of the Bolshevik Central Committee, passed some time before the October Revolution, contained the following scheme of the control: For such control it is necessary: 1 that in all important establishments there should be secured for the workers a majority of not less than three-quarters of all votes.

Russian trade unions.

His most vocal, though not the only, critics were the Mensheviks, who still enjoyed some freedom of expression and argued that militarisation of labour would lower and not raise productivity, for high productivity could be obtained with free labour only.

There is no popular discontent with the factory committees, but there is discontent with the trade unions It was mainly through them that the government assessed and mobilised manpower.

The Ninth Congress foreshadowed the continuation and extension of these methods in time of peace. Further, much that at present surprises the foreign inquirer was planned and considered desirable then, before the Communists had won a majority either in the Unions or in the Soviet. In contrast, the GMB had managed to negotiate some of the best national agreements around and did not have much CP influence.

About this product Product Information This book, first published inrepresents a systematic attempt to describe and analyse the evolution of Soviet trade union organisations.

Through increased trade with the United States, the Soviet Union hoped to Soviet trade unions book Western management, marketing, and manufacturing skills. The question which Zinoviev, on behalf of the party, put before the congress seemed to most delegates to admit one answer only: I ask you [said Zinoviev] why and from whom do you need independence: from your own government?

China's exports were not competitive on the world market, and its foreign currency reserves were severely depleted by record foreign trade deficits in and The new, socialist order differs from the bourgeois one in that with us labour is performed in the interest of society, and therefore we need no priestly, church-like, liberal or Menshevik recipes for raising the labour energy of the proletariat Towards the end of the civil war transport was completely paralysed, because of the destruction of rolling-stock and railway lines.

Such demotions were later to occur with some frequency; and the procedure adopted was as follows: the decision of the Central Committee of the party about the dismissal of, say, Tomsky, was conveyed not strictly to the All-Russian Council of Trade Unions of which Tomsky had been the chairman but to the Communist fraktsya or cell within that council.

Instead they should strive to be accepted by the mass of the trade unionists as its leaders on the strength of their merits and qualities of leadership.

At the same time, a sort of de-Leninisation occurred and little serious attempt was any longer made to control and subordinate the activities of leading Communist trade unionists or make them play a vanguard role, organising forces for revolution.

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