A workers' plan for the crisis

A Workers' Plan for the Crisis

This Alliance for Workers’ Liberty pamphlet seeks to explain the ongoing capitalist crisis from an independent working-class — socialist — viewpoint. It puts forward an action plan for the working class to defend itself against the bosses’ attempts to make us pay for their crisis, and to go on the offensive to replace capitalism with working-class power and socialism. Click here to download pdf or buy online.




Against Viking, Laval, Ruffert, Luxemburg: cross-Europe workers' unity!

Today workers can move freely and easily across most of the European Union. That freedom is a good thing, and makes it easier to build the working-class unity across borders which was an urgent necessity even from a trade-union point of view as long ago as the beginning of the First International, in the 1860s.

How to organise the unorganised

How to organise the unorganised
To revive itself, the British labour movement needs to organise the millions of currently unorganised workers. Such work has been done many times before, and can be done again.
At the end of 2008, the trade unions in Britain had 7.3 million members, just over 30 percent of the workforce. In 1978, the figure was 13 million, over 55 percent; it dropped at the start of the 1980s as recession and Thatcher’s anti-union laws kicked in, and plummeted after the defeat of the miners, printers, dockers and other groups of workers.

Chapter 4: How to fight - renew the labour movement

The balance sheet

“It is difficult for union officials to stand up in front of members and recommend that they should lose pay. It is much easier just to say 'No, no, no' to employers. But it must be an adult dialogue... We must consider all the available tools in the box to keep companies viable and save jobs.”
GMB General Secretary Paul Kenny in the Financial Times, 15 December 2008

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