workers control

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.

The Vest Pocket Chairman by R. Heathwood and G. Horsman 1960

Vest Pocket Chairman 1960 front cover

The National Council of Labour Colleges (NCLC) was an organisation set up in the United Kingdom to foster working class self-education.

Seven theses on workers' control - Raniero Panzieri and Lucio Libertini

1958 article on workers' control, from an autonomist Marxist perspective.

The Burston Strike School, 1914-1939

Striking pupils and their parents, Burston, 1914

A short history of the longest schoolchildren's strike in UK history, when nearly all pupils at Burston school in Norfolk, England walked out in support of two unfairly sacked teachers who then started their own school with funds from the workers' movement.

Anarchy in the navy - Peter E Newell

Republican sailors playing musical instruments on board battleship Jaime I

Article responding to the frequent historical criticism of anarchism that a ship could not be run without hierarchy, using the example of sailor-run ships during the Spanish Civil War.

Market socialism, self-management and the case for workers' co-ops - Darrow Schecter

This is a chapter 'self-management and the case for workers' co-ops' from Radical theories: Paths beyond Marxism and social democracy (1994) by Darrow Schecter. This study is being shared for critical consideration.

The Northwood and Pinner hospital occupation, 1983

The Northwood and Pinner hospital, occupied

A very short history of the occupation of the small Northwood and Pinner hospital in London, which successfully prevented its proposed closure.

The Hayes Cottage hospital occupation, 1983

Hayes Cottage hospital, occupied by the workers

Historical information about and images from the occupation of Hayes Cottage hospital by its workers, who took over the establishment and ran it collectively when it was faced with closure in 1983.