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Worker Directors and Worker Ownership/Cooperatives

EDWARDS, Frederick Edward (1931 - 2008), voluntary worker; Director of Social Work, Strathclyde Region, 1976–93

Content and Purpose of Supervision in Social Work Practice in England: Views of Newly Qualified Social Workers, Managers and Directors

CONNELLY, Thomas John (1925 - 1991), Director of Services, General and Municipal Workers’ Union, 1978–85, retired

HANCOCK, Florence (May) (1893 - 1974), Chief Woman Officer, Transport and General Workers’ Union, 1942–58; Director of Remploy Ltd, 1958–66

WALLER, Peter Graham (born 1954), political researcher and voluntary worker, since 2008; Director, Energy Group, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (formerly Department of Trade and Industry), 2004–08

CLAMAGERAN, Alice Germaine Suzanne (1906 - 1998), Director, School of Social Workers, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Rouen, 1942–73; President, International Council of Nurses, 1961–65

Dukes, Charles (1881 - 1948), Director of Bank of England since 1947; late General Secretary, National Union of General and Municipal Workers; Member of Consultative Comm. to Minister of Labour

FELL, Honor Bridget (1900 - 1986), medical research worker, Strangeways Research Laboratory, Cambridge, since 1979 (Director, 1929–70); Foulerton Research Fellow, Royal Society, 1941–67; Fellow of Girton College, Cambridge, 1955

FINDLATER, (John) Donald (born 1955), child protection worker and commentator; Director, Research and Development, Lucy Faithfull Foundation, since 2008 (Manager, Wolvercote Clinic, 1995–2002; Deputy Director, 1997–2007); Director, Stop it Now! UK and Ireland, since 2008 (Manager, UK and Ireland helpline, 2002–07)

NEVILLE, Edith (1874 - 1951), Social worker; Hon. Secretary People’s Theatre (London); Chairman St Pancras Housing Society Ltd for 14 years; Lecturer on the History of Painting, etc.; Hon. Director St Pancras People’s Theatre

ROBERTS, Robert Silyn (died 1930), Lecturer at University College, Bangor; hon. secretary of the North Wales District of the WEA and the Workers’ Educational Trade Union Com.; late Divisional Director of Training, Ministry of Labour

Williamson, Thomas (1897 - 1983), JP; General Secretary National Union of General and Municipal Workers, 1946–61; a Director of Securicor Ltd since 1964; (part-time) member, Iron and Steel Board, 1960–67; Member of ITA, 1961–64; Chairman British Productivity Council, 1953–54; Director of the Daily Herald, 1953–62

MEYNELL, Francis (Meredith Wilfrid) (1891 - 1975), book designer, publisher and poet; Director, Nonesuch Press Ltd; typographic adviser (unpaid) to HM Stationery Office, 1945–66; Hon. Member Art Workers Guild; Society of Typographic Designers (President, 1958–62); Member Council, Royal College of Art, 1959–61

KENNEDY, Alexander (1909 - 1960), Professor of Psychological Medicine, University of Edinburgh, since 1955; Physician to Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh, and Clinical Director Royal Edinburgh Hospital for Mental and Nervous Diseases; Psychiatric Adviser and Clinical Director for Research to SE Scotland Regional Hosp. Bd; Pres. Alfred Adler Medical Soc.; Pres. Scottish Assoc. of Psychiatric Social Workers; Vice-President: Eugenics Soc.; Roy. Medico-Psychological Assoc.; Lebanon Hospital, Beirut; Hon. Member Australasian Assoc. of Psychiatrists; Mem. Roy. Soc. of Health; Pres. International Medical Commission on Boxing; FRSoc.Med

DEAKIN, Arthur (1890 - 1955), JP; Member of Institute of Transport; Member of European Recovery Plan Trade Union Advisory Cttee.; General Secretary Transport and General Workers’ Union; Past-Pres. Gen. Council of TUC (Chm. 1951–52); Advisory Cttees of Ministries of Reconstruction and Production; Advisory Panel, Ministry of Materials; Nat. Advisory Council, Ministry of Labour; Director Daily Herald; British Transport Joint Consultative Council; Member of Executive Cttee. for National Memorial to King George VI


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A director on the board of a company who is elected as a representative of the workforce. In Germany, worker directors are a legal requirement on the supervisory boards of large companies. Under the Works Constitution Act 1952, one-third of the seats on supervisory boards are allocated to worker directors in companies with more than 500 employees and under the Codetermination Act 1976 larger companies with more than 2,000 employees must have an equal number of shareholder and worker representatives. The strongest system, however, operates in the coal and steel industry, where there must be parity on the supervisory board and where employee representatives have a right of veto over the appointment of the labour director to the company's management board. [See codetermination.]

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