Works of Engels 1871

On the Trades Councils


Source: Marx and Engels on the Trade Unions, Edited by Kenneth Lapides;
Written: Engels, in a letter to Spanish Federal Council, February 13, 1871;
First Published: in The General Council of the First International 1864-72: Minutes, Progress Publishers, 1962-;
Transcribed: by Andy Blunden.

For the rest, the international movement continues to progress despite all obstacles. In England, the Trades’ Councils of Birmingham and Manchester have just affiliated directly to our Association, and, through them, the workers of the two most important manufacturing cities in this country.