Richie Venton

Britain: New Wave of Factory Occupations

An account of the Vestas wind turbine factory occupation in July 2009

A rash of workplace occupations is spreading across the globe as workers defy the brutal consequences of the recession. Instead of surrendering to mass redundancies and outright closures, workers are occupying their workplaces as a central method of struggling for justice.

Every example that wins concessions is boosting the belief of other workforces that there is an alternative – militant class action can win at least something.


New wave of workplace occupations

An article from Richie Venton - the Scottish Socialist Party workplace organiser on the occupations



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