Australian Left Review


Dave Elliott


Faced by the threat of unemployment, the Lucas Aerospace Combine Shop Stewards Committee have put to their management a proposal for a new set of production priorities: they are demanding the right to work on socially-needed alternative technologies. This initiative shows the way towards a new type of trade unionism which combines the traditional defensive economism, forced on it by the capitalist system, with a progressive and positive view of the possible alternatives for socially and environmentally appropriate production.



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