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Labour and Industry (Profit-sharing and Co-partnership, 1946-1948

CRD 2/7/58-59/2

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  1. CRD 2/7/58 - Examples of co-partnership, profit-sharing, and employee shareholding pamphlets, c.1947. Comprises examples of different successful co-partnership companies, all published, produced by the Industrial Co-partnership Association;
  2. CRD 2/7/59/1 - Profit-sharing and co-partnership, 1946-1948. Comprises correspondence with the Research Department on the practicalities of joint working and co-partnership schemes. Includes detailed questionnaire prepared by the CRD for workers of Currans Light Engineering Group, Cardiff, at the request of students at Cardiff University wishing to study the reactions of workers to the implications of the Industrial Charter. Also includes criticism of the Conservatives' policy published in The New English Weekly, (Vol. XXX, No. 2), 24/10/1946.;
  3. CRD 2/7/59/2 - Profit-sharing and co-partnership, 1946-1948. Comprises detailed confidential report prepared by the CRD on Co-partnership and profit-sharing in industry, 15th July 1946, including historical and international examples of successful schemes.


  • 1946-1948


1 box (3 folders)

Language of Materials

  • English


CRD 2/7/58-59/2

Biographical / Historical

The Industrial Co-partnership Association was founded in 1884 as the 'Labour Association for Promoting Co-operative Production based on the Co-partnership of the Workers' (known as the Labour Association). In 1901 it became the 'Labour Co-partnership Association'; in 1928 the 'Industrial Co-partnership Association'; and in 1972 the 'Industrial Participation Association'. It took its present name - 'The Involvement and Participation Association' (IPA) - in 1989. The association was incorporated in 1950. Despite its Labour roots, the Conservatives were supportive of its aims in the 1950s.

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