Skip to main content

Attempted Attendants' Trades Union


The attempt to form a trades union of attendants in Ireland has been quashed with the firmness and promptitude that the occasion demanded. A trades union is as impossible in an asylum as in the army or navy. Discipline would be impossible, and no confidence could be placed on a staff which would at any moment be paralysed by the action of an irresponsible, and often tyrannously autocratic trades union committee. The Report of the last meeting of the Irish Division in “Notes and News” forms a permanent record (if any were needed) of the right method of dealing with such attempts at insubordination.

Recommend this journal

Email your librarian or administrator to recommend adding this journal to your organisation's collection.

The British Journal of Psychiatry
  • ISSN: -
  • EISSN: 2514-9946
  • URL: /core/journals/the-british-journal-of-psychiatry
Please enter your name
Please enter a valid email address
Who would you like to send this to? *


Full text views

Total number of HTML views: 0
Total number of PDF views: 3 *
Loading metrics...

Abstract views

Total abstract views: 8 *
Loading metrics...

* Views captured on Cambridge Core between 19th February 2018 - 24th June 2018. This data will be updated every 24 hours.

Attempted Attendants' Trades Union

Submit a response


No eLetters have been published for this article.


Reply to: Submit a response

Your details

Conflicting interests

Do you have any conflicting interests? *