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What About the Workers - Are They to Blame?


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"The main problem it the inability of management to manage men properly." (Aubrey Jones)
"They're not worrying themselves, at the top Why should I worry? If had my time again, I'd do what the youngsters do and grab all I can get..." Frank Gates, driver of the Royal Train and express train driver.
"Seventy per cent of my day was wasted. There was no systematic instruction. I'm not bright but I'm not dim either and there must be something wrong somewhere."
Birmingham Apprentice
"They tell us to back Britain and there are millions of workers on a basic wage of £12. They must think we are stupid. We are not stupid and we are not against change. But we're for change for the better." Worker in a Key Export Industry
Among those taking part: Sir Alec Clegg, Chief Education Officer, West Riding of Yorkshire; Professor David Glass, University of London; Dr. H. M. Finniston, Deputy Chairman, British Steel Corporation; Aubrey Jones, Chairman, Prices and Incomes Board
Written and produced by Michael Barnes
The British working man has been continually accused of sabotaging productivity, continually exhorted to change. In this film the workers speak for themselves.


Unknown: Aubrey Jones
Unknown: Frank Gates
Unknown: Sir Alec Clegg
Unknown: Dr. H. M. Finniston
Produced By: Michael Barnes

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What About the Workers - Are They to Blame?

BBC One London, 30 May 1968 21.05

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