IN times o f stress and crisis, when a group o f workers and its leaders are experiencing a common sense o f danger or insecurity, it is not difficult for the leaders accurately to reflect and express the group point o f view. In contrast, times o f relative calm and stability pose greater difficulties for elected leaders and make greater demands on their representational skills. How much this latter difficulty is likely to be reduced or increased where there is the possibility o f genuine co-operative attitudes within a factory remains a question o f importance. The general situation at Glacier gave the opportunity to consider this question because o f the opportunity offered to the workers to have a real stake in setting the general policies governing the factory.