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The refusal to face facts by one side or another as a major cause of misunderstanding between labour and management. The tendency of the public, now knowing the facts, to reach unfair and unwarranted conclusions on industrial disputes. A discussion concerning strikes, the public's perception of strikes, collective bargaining, labour laws, the settlement of labour disputes, the need for the review of labour laws. The factor of the public image of labour and management. The issue of abuse of power. "Right-to-work" legislation in the United States. Mediation and voluntary arbitration by third parties. The evolution of public policy on labour relations and how it has affected the use of the strike weapon. The human consequences of economic and technological changes. Balancing social justice and economic efficiency. The need for close co-operation between management and labour.