For instance, the industrial confrontation which occurred, when Murdoch moved the Times presses from Fleet Street to Wapping and signed a single union deal
with the electricians union, was not mirrored in the case of the Adelaide Advertiser, where a more consultative approach prevailed.
The move follows a long-running dispute over a single union deal
struck between Eurotunnel and the Transport and General Workers Union.
US German Japanese Single union deal 12.0 42.9 75.0 No-strike clause 4.0 14.3 50.0 Pendulum arbitration 4.0 14.3 18.8 Closed shop agreement 4.0 14.3 6.3 Collective bargaining 44.0 28.6 81.3 Total averages 14.4 22.9 46.3
The EETPU, for example, was ejected from the Trades Union Congress (TUC) after its refusal to withdraw from a single union deal signed with the Japanese-owned Orion Electric in South Wales in 1989.
The ability to strike a single union deal was highly important to Nissan from the start of its search for a plant location and most likely was a significant variable in the company's choice to locate in the northeast of England.
To win on the issue of a single union deal, NMUK promised guaranteed lifetime employment in return for labor peace.
The move is in protest at a single union deal signed earlier this year between operators Eurotunnel and the Transport and General Workers Union covering all the company's staff, including the vast majority of its train drivers.
Aslef has also lodged a formal complaint with the TUC about the TGWU agreeing to the single union deal.
Sir Ken Jackson, leader of the Amalagamated Engineering and Electrical Union, which has a single union deal
at the Burnaston plant, warned that one million jobs created by inward investment and a further three and a half million posts dependent on exports to Europe were under threat if such warnings about Government indecision were ignored.
Mr Ken Jackson, general secretary of the Amalgamated Engineering and Electrical Union which has a single union deal
with Nissan, said: "This is a much-needed boost for an area hit by high unemployment.
Information on the extent of FOA agreements in the UK is immersed in more general studies of new style, no-strike or single union deals
signed in the 1980s.
Nor are the union oars all pulling in the same direction, as the damaging internal dispute over single union deals
and the expulsion of the electricians' union testifies.(34) Tides do, of course, turn, but for unions the flood waters still seem to be rising.