WCH E5: Workmates - organising with agency workers on London Underground

London Underground track workers

An interview with Andy Littlechild, a rail track charge hand and rail workers' union official, about Workmates: a fighting organisation of permanent and agency contract workers on London Underground in the late 1990s and early 2000s.

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1. Anarcho-syndicalism – this is a short introduction to anarcho-syndicalism: And this is a guide to further reading about anarcho-syndicalism:
2. Solidarity Federation – more info on their website:
3. Anarchist Federation – more info on their website:
4. CNT (Confederación Nacional del Trabajo – National Federation of Labour) – this is an introduction to the CNT:


Edited by Tyler Hill of the Gods & Ghosts podcast:
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