Rather, according to Morgan, the strike devolved as an exercise in the rationalization of union power and procedure by TUC moderates Ernest Bevin and Walter Citrine
. The initial syndicalist conception was of a more short-lived demonstration action of improvised union alliances with its primary energy drawn 'from below.' Purcell's exact role remains somewhat inscrutable, but the strike itself became a 'general' stoppage of carefully delineated scope and possibly indefinite duration, allowing Bevin and his allies to establish the basis for more explicit lines of authority, procedure and discipline.
Labour leaders such as Clement Atlee, Herbert Morrison, and Walter Citrine
worked hard to become more effective radio speakers, while others, such as Stafford Cripps, were "naturals" in front of the microphone and became popular broadcasters.
Churchill's letter to Sir Walter Citrine
on the question of civil servants' affiliation to the Trades Union Congress was welcomed ' as a, challenge " by Mr.
One of his predecessors was Walter Citrine
,a Liverpool electrician who was TUC general secretary for 20 years from 1926 to1946.
The subsequent leadership of moderate reformers like Walter Citrine
led to new ideas, greater emphasis "on the involvement of the trade unions in the economic system in order to use their influence to improve the material well-being of their members," (161) and closer contacts with the American, Australian, and New Zealand labour movements.
Hence, Caribbean industrial relations has been influenced by figures such as former British Trade Union Congress leader Sir Walter Citrine
, but also by strong national trade union leaders such as Nanda Gopaul in Guyana.