accounts

The Way It Was

Ana Logue reminisces about being a temporary worker in New York in 1965.

The Indian Rico strike and the aftermath: when capital wants to "de-risk"

The report of a Rico auto worker of a strike in 2009, alongside another similar struggle and general questions about workers' organisation in India.

Dole Bondage? Up Yours! An account of Wales against the JSA

Originally a pamphlet written by a comrade who resigned from Wales Against the JSA. It chronicles the rise of the left in WAJSA and the consequent decline of that campaign. From Subversion #22 (1997)

Invasion of the Australian parliament, 1996

An article produced from eye-witness accounts of the invasion of the Australian Parliament on 19th August, 1996. From Subversion #20 (1996)

Bad vibrations at China's extended workbench, 2008

A report on working life and the possibilities for struggle from a machine plant in Brandenburg, Germany in 2008.

Temp work at General Motors Opel Bochum, 2007

Prol-Position on casualisation and agency working at General Motors in Germany in 2007.

Philips Semiconductors weekend shift contract dispute, 2006

An account and interviews with workers involved in a dispute on working hours and weekend working at Philips Semiconductors in Hamburg in 2006.

Interview with Polish Tesco worker, 2005

Tesco depot

An interview with a Polish agency worker who attempted to organise a reduction of workloads in a Tesco distribution centre in Ireland.

Letter from a London street cleaner

An account of working life for a London street sweeper hired through a temp agency.

Rendezvous with call centre workers

A discussion with some call centre workers about aspects of working life in Germany in 2005.