accounts

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.

The American worker - Paul Romano and Ria Stone

General Motors workers assemble an engine

An extensive two-part article on factory workers in the US in 1947. In the first half, auto worker Phil Singer (using the pen name,Paul Romano) vividly describes factory life, and in the second, Grace Lee Boggs (using the psydenym, Ria Stone) outlines a Marxist analysis.

Organising at Fiat, 1969

Fiat workers strike in the hot autumn of 1969

The speech of a worker from the Fiat Mirafiori plant outlining workers' organising efforts and lessons they had learned in the militant struggles running up to the hot autumn of 1969.

Marx on the piss; a London pub crawl with Karl Marx in the late 1850s - Wilhelm Liebknecht

An account by Liebknecht of a smashing drunken evening in London town, written some 40 years after the event...