Histomat: Adventures in Historical Materialism

'Historical materialism is the theory of the proletarian revolution.' Georg Lukács

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Registering the Visteon Victory

'There will be two versions of how, in 28 days, 600 Visteon workers brought one of the world’s biggest firms to its knees. The official version will say the Unite union used its industrial strength to force a deal out of Ford. But the real story of Visteon is how the workers themselves inspired solidarity from thousands of fellow workers. The dispute quickly became one of the most militant and sustained rank and file campaigns in my memory.'
John Tipple reports from the heart of the struggle.

Unite the union have organised a demonstration to fight for jobs in Birmingham on Saturday 16 May. Every socialist who can get to Birmingham that day should do so.

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