Mashumi ‘Lindela’ Figlan, a South African security guard, writes about his working life, the bosses and unions and conditions in the industry.
Reading The American Worker and old Italian operaismo surveys of auto workers, it occurred to me that it would be worth documenting some of my own experiences in wage labor. We often forget how powerful and important first person accounts of what happens to us are.
Notes on the activities and organisations of anarchists in the Glasgow and Clydeside area in the 1970s and 1980s.
Charlie looks back at his youthful experiences as a militant hippy factory worker and shop steward in 1970s & 80s northern England. Part 2 deals with his involvement in the long-running Silentnight bedding factory strike; the dispute began in late July 1985 - a few months after the ending of the 1984-85 Miners Strike - and by the time it finally ended in April 1987 it had become the UK's "longest-running continuous strike in trade union history". The Prime Minister, Mrs Thatcher, visited Silentnight owner Tom Clarke to show support and dubbed him "Mr Wonderful".
"Kwazee Wabbitt" recounts and compares climbing the career ladder at a "progressive" firm to being part of a Leninist sect.
Attack is the Only Way Forward. The struggle of the GGB (Healthworkers Syndicate) Hannover at the Wahrendorff Clinic
An account of workplace organising in a privately run hospital in Germany in 2007.