Australian Left Review

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British Workers' Control Conference


Bob Campbell


“WORKERS’ CONTROL — THE MOVEMENT OF THE SEVENTIES”: Such was the sign over the speakers’ platform, Birmingham, England, where over one thousand shop-floor delegates attended the Eighth National Workers’ Control Conference in October 1970. The continuing strength of the shop steward movement in England contrasts sharply with our Australian experiences and is clearly reflected in the fact that this Conference of Workers’ Control was the 8th and largest of its kind held on a national basis.