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Den avväpnade arbetstidsfrågan. En analys av synen på arbetstidsfrågan inom LO 1945-1967.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Economic History.
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The object of interest in this essay is the issue of reducing work hours and how that issue was handled in the Trade Union Confederation (LO). In previous research the struggle for shorter work hours has been viewed as a struggle between trade union and employers’ organizations. The previous research has had difficulties in explaining LOs part in this struggle, their actions have not been the expected. LO had not played an active part in the struggle for shorter work hours and the previous research has not been able to given a satisfying explanation for this. In this essay the starting-point is another. The issue of reducing work hours, this essay argues, was a problem for LO. The problem consists of the need for LO to mark against communism, both inside and outside of the organization. But this essay also argues that the issue of reducing work hours is in it self subversive and therefore a problem for the reformist LO. From this staring-point the essay analyses the view of the issue of reducing work hours in LO during the period of 1945-1967. The conclusion in the essay is that LO disarmed the issue of reducing work hours, making it harmless. By shifts in conceptions of needs, the possible and conceptions of time and development the issue of reducing work hours was disarmed. The disarmed issue enabled LO to unite the organization in the delicate matter without the risk of pursuing a subversive issue.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 60 p.
Keyword [en]
trade union movement, struggle for shorter work hours
Keyword [sv]
LO, arbetstidsförkortning, arbetstid, “Fackföreningsrörelsen”
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Economic History
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-201599OAI: diva2:628290
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2013-06-13 Created: 2013-06-13 Last updated: 2013-06-13Bibliographically approved

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