The General Strike

As Chairman, Seebohm writes in the Cocoa Works Magazine that “…. labour and management can never co-operate wholeheartedly unless each has a sympathetic understanding of the other’s .. problems.” In 1923, he makes his recognition of the need for cooperation clear in the same journal. He says, “…we appreciate the open-minded.. attitude of the National Union of General Workers..with which we are chiefly concerned..” Rowntree and Co Ltd avoid the worst aspects of the widespread industrial unrest of the late 1920s.

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