workers control

Is the working class movement dead?

Winter of Discontent, 1978-1979

The following article is loosely based on the notes for a pre-discussion talk by an AF member to a libertarian socialist discussion meeting in Leicester, 25 January 2017.

The Eye of the Needle: Towards Participatory Democracy in South Africa

Rick Turner

This book, by the South African philosopher and trade unionist Rick Turner (assassinated in Durban in 1978) was first published in 1972. It is an argument, written in opposition to the Stalinism of the South African Communist Party, for a participatory democracy in post-apartheid South Africa. The attached file contains the preface. The full text of the book is available at South African History Online.

40 years of Lucas Plan - Some thoughts

Some of us take part in the ’40 years of Lucas Plan’ conference in Birmingham, 26th of November 2016
(http://lucasplan.org.uk/) - We wrote down some basic thoughts on workers' control, the state and technology

La Kolektivigoj en Katalunio (1936-1939)

Eseo de Antoni Castells Duran pri la kolektivigoj en Katalunio okazigitaj inter la jaroj 1936 kaj 1939.

Workers' control in Latin America, 1930-1979 - Jonathan C Brown

Peruvian miners on strike, 2008

A series of essays investigating the everyday acts through which Latin American workers attempted to assert more control over work processes and thereby add dignity to their lives, during the mass working class struggles in the mid-20th century. We do not agree with the leftist nationalist perspective of some of the essays but reproduce them all for the historical information therein.

Workers' control in the building industry - James Lynch

James Lynch on UK builders' guilds, and other attempts at workers' control in the construction industry.

Approaches to industrial democracy - Geoffrey Ostergaard

Critique of various approaches to industrial democracy and workers' control by Geoffrey Ostergaard.

Workers' control: looking for a movement

Anarchy magazine on the contemporary movement for workers' control.