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Red cap terror at the moussaka line: West London ready-meal workers' report and leaflet

Workplace report for WorkersWildWest no.5 and leaflet for future distribution. Main challenge will be the migrant status of workers - there have been various police raids in the plant - and the language and contract division.

A 'New Spirit of Capitalism' (Review) - Sebastian Budgen

The New Spirit of Capitalism

A review of the book 'The New Spirit of Capitalism', a book tracing the development of new network forms of industry, and new forms of managerial practice. It originally appeared in the New Left Review.

The call centre diaries, part 2: performance review

The second installment of this ongoing series details boss/worker relations at Manpower's National Recruitment Centre before and during a period of performance reviews, focusing in particular on the behaviour of one notorious member of management

Solidarity motor bulletin #03: Datsun: hell's battlefield

Issue of Solidarity's auto industry newsletter from July 31, 1974 containing an interesting article by Japanese labour activist Matsuo Kei about the situation of workers in Japan in Nissan plants facing appalling conditions and a pliant company union.

A critical history of management thought - Jean Allen

A critical history of management theory.

Truth about Vauxhall - Ken Weller

1967 reprint of Solidarity pamphlet 12 from 1962 about the situation at Vauxhall Motors in the UK. In particular it looks at how management had temporarily bought/enforced industrial peace and had suggestions on how workers could begin to fight for their interests.

Time and its discontents - John Zerzan

Essay tracing the rise of the clock over the concept of time, and the possibilities of a world without watches or work.

"Repent, Harlequin!" said the Ticktockman - Harlan Ellison

Famous short story where time is regulated and being late is a crime. Despite the Ticktockman, the timekeeper who collects time as a punishment, and being sent to Coventry, the Harlequin revolts.

The tyranny of the clock - George Woodcock

Short piece on the manufacture of accurate time and how the world became a more structured place, a worser one, overnight.

Better than we know ourselves: a ruling class view of the trade unions

An article adapted from the May 2012 article of Black Flag magazine which examines the trade unions from the perspective of the bourgeoisie.