Glasgow Anarchist Federation were due to host our next discussion on ‘Health and Hierarchy’ in June, as part of our continuing monthly series of topics. This talk has now been rescheduled for August (new facebook event here), as we are now co-hosting the following talk and book-launch, on ‘New Forms of Worker Organisation’, with Clydeside IWW, the Spirit of Revolt Collective, and the RIB Project, on Wednesday 18th June.
We reckon it’s going to be a good one, so please come along if you can make it. Details as follows…
Wednesday 18th June
18:45 – 21:00
Fred Paton Centre, 19 Carrington Street, Glasgow, G4 9AJ.
Bureaucratic labour unions are under assault throughout the world. The decline of labour unions has exposed workers throughout the world to capitalist absolutism, where trade unions are unable to defe…nd workers’ interests under capitalism. As financial capital controls investment decisions on a global scale over the past 30 years, most unions have surrendered the achievements of the mid-20th century, when the working class was a militant force for change throughout the world. As unions implode and weaken, workers are independently forming their own unions, rooted in the tradition of syndicalism and autonomism—and unions rooted in the tradition of self-directed action are auguring a new period of class struggle throughout the world. In Africa, Asia, the Americas, and Europe, workers are rejecting leaders and forming authentic class-struggle unions rooted in sabotage, direct action, and striking to achieve concrete gains.
Immanuel Ness, editor of ‘New Forms of Worker Organisation’, will present a compelling case that labour unions are at a turning point that will change the character of worker representation that was crafted in the U.S. and imperialist states in the mid-20th century.
For more on the book see: http://www.workerorganization.org/
Glasgow AF discussion group is open and free to all, however any donations towards costs will be appreciated. Tea, coffee, juice, biscuits will be provided free of charge. Our venue is accessible to wheelchairs/powerchairs. We ask that all those attending this event read the brief introduction to our safer spaces policy here.