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The Lucas Plan

In 1976, facing rationalisation and redundancies, shop stewards at Lucas Aerospace approached the Tony Benn then Secretary of State for Industry in the UK Labour Government to discuss their future in the context of Labour’s plans for the nationalisation of the aerospace industry.  Benn, a high profile supporter of the Institute for Workers’ Control, suggested to the Lucas Shop Steward Combine Committee that they produce their own business plan. read more »

Worker control and factory occupations, global South and North; Pt. I

The past decade has witnessed a dramatic expansion in worker factory occupations with a range of goals, including the creation of worker self management and control with the goal of bringing greater democracy to the economic decisions that directly affect their lives. The panel examines recent factory occupations and efforts to establish worker control, evaluating a range of opportunities and impediments. How resilient is the worker control movement and the expanding defiance of capital and the state? read more »

Worker control and factory occupations, global South and North; Pt. II

The past decade has witnessed a dramatic expansion in worker factory occupations with a range of goals, including the creation of worker self management and control with the goal of bringing greater democracy to the economic decisions that directly affect their lives. The panel examines recent factory occupations and efforts to establish worker control, evaluating a range of opportunities and impediments. How resilient is the worker control movement and the expanding defiance of capital and the state? read more »

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