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Did trade unions matter in the 20th Century?

Edit statement. Refine the following statement to fit with your arguments. Throughout the twentieth century trade unions had some influence but there was no question that the government always had the upper hand.
Answer the statement using sources selected for this topic.

Open research project

You have studied the cabinet papers and other sources relating to the importance of trade unions in the 20th century. Your task now is to examine whether the government always had the upper hand over the unions.

Structure an essay with an interactive tool using the information you have learned in this section.

Cabinet documents and other sources are included in this research project. You can add sources from other authors to expand viewpoints; suggested sites are listed under External links.

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