This volume is an attempt to bring together in convenient form some of the most important studies of work stoppages in post-war Britain. Limitations of space and difficulties in obtaining permission to reprint have, of course, influenced the process of selection, a process which, in itself, must be to some extent arbitrary. But it is probably fair to say that the articles presented here include most of the factual evidence, and theoretical analysis of industrial conflicts which have appeared in recent years. For reason of convenience the selections have been grouped under three headings, namely British Experience, the Causes of Strikes and International Comparisons. This, again, must be regarded as a partly arbitrary classification, since many of the articles could have been attributed to at least two of the groups. The moral seems to be that the collection should be treated as a whole, in order to obtain a general view of the subject. For the convenience of those wishing to pursue specific matters further a short bibliography has been added which should make the appropriate sources obvious.