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London Workers Group

London Workers Group Bulletin #11 August 1981

An issue of London Workers Group bulletin from 1981.

Featuring articles on riots, report from a nurse, report from a postal worker, Press Association dispute with clerical workers, BBC Publications strike, British Rail workers, automation/information technology, report on claimants and unwaged conferences in South East England and Leicester, union bureaucrats, Poland, letter from Albert Meltzer, Workers Autonomy leaflet from France.

London Workers Group Bulletin #10 May 1981

An issue of the bulletin produced by London Workers Group from May 1981.

An "unemployment special" Including articles on the myth and reality of unemployment, unemployment and organisation, report on London Unemployed Peoples Conference, list of claimants unions, book review: In And Against The State, Librarians against literacy, Brixton riots, assembiles in Spain, Stuff Forte campaign, parody letter from Ted Knight causes controversy in Brixton, the unions and the lives of the workers by Combate (Portugal).

London Workers Group Bulletin #6 1979

An issue of the London Workers Group bulletin, probably from 1979. Articles on Tory economic policy, lessons learned from the Garners restaurant strike, Direct Action Movement conference report, rank and file (SWP-affiliated) conference report, public sector workers - cuts, engineers' stop work campaign, report from a librarian, CNT - an assessment.

London Workers Group Bulletin #5 1978

An issue of the London Workers Group Bulletin from late 1978. Articles on the Times Newspaper lockout of workers, part two of an article about Workers Councils, postal workers, a report from a hotel gardener, what is a worker, detailed report on Direct Action anarcho-syndicalist conference.

London Workers Group Bulletin

Publication of the London Workers Group from the late 1970s and early 1980s.

Libcom also hosts:

A short history of the London Workers Group, 1977-1985 - Dave Morris
An archive of the related Workers' Playtime journal.

Workers’ Playtime journal

WP "funny" graphic

Online archive of Workers’ Playtime, a more-or-less regular class struggle-oriented journal produced between Feb ’83 and May ’85.

A short history of the London Workers Group, 1977-1985

A short history of the London Workers Group, which existed from 1977 to 1985, written by Dave Morris, a former member, in 2006.

The welfare state isn’t now, and never was, a “genuine gain for the working class”.

Otto von Bismarck, great proletarian creator of the Welfare State

In the 1880s Bismarck's social insurance programs - old age pensions, accident insurance, medical care and unemployment insurance - were the first in the world and became the model for other countries and the basis of the modern welfare state. His aim was to undermine the appeal of the Socialists as well as the networks of working class solidarity, and to recuperate and pacify social contestation.