The lack of a Trade Union tradition, comparable with that prevalent in the mining, railway and cotton industries, is a serious obstacle in the way of the organisation of workers in the new industries. Time alone will not overcome this lack, for it is complicated by a number of difficulties which arise from the differing conditions between the south and Midlands and the north of England. An attempt is here made to enumerate some of these difficulties, though their relative importance is hard to estimate and varies locally.