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Worker struggles, the labour process, and the question of control

Ahikire, Josephine.

Worker struggles, the labour process, and the question of control

the case of United Garments Industry Limited

by Ahikire, Josephine.

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Published by Centre for Basic research in Kampala, Uganda .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Uganda,
  • Kampala.
    • Subjects:
    • Labor disputes -- Uganda -- Kampala.,
    • Textile workers -- Uganda -- Kampala.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (52-55).

      Statementby Ahikire Josephine.
      SeriesCBR publications, CBR working paper series ;, no. 16, CBR working paper ;, no. 16.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHD5440.7.T4 A35 1991
      The Physical Object
      Pagination55 p ;
      Number of Pages55
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1075187M
      LC Control Number93980544

      Part 1: The neoliberal war on unions KARL MARX observed in that wage levels can only be “settled by the continuous struggle between capital and labor, the capitalist constantly tending to reduce wages to their physical minimum, and to extend the working day to its physical maximum, while the working man constantly presses in the opposite direction.” 1 Indeed, as Karl Marx and. ployee—to control the work process. The question “Is a worker an employee?” may seem like a simple one to answer on its surface. The dictionary definition of “employee” says succinctly that an employee is “a person who works for another in return for financial or other compensation.”3 Under that definition, independ-.

        Two hundred years since Karl Marx was born and years since his most famous work, The Communist Manifesto, was published, Eddie McCabe looks at Marx’s theory of class struggle and assesses its relevance for ally published in Socialist Alternative, the political journal of the Socialist Party (CWI in Ireland) Without the labour power of workers, capitalists can’t make profits. (source: Nielsen Book Data) Summary A collection of essays on workers' efforts in the 19th and 20th centuries to assert control over the processes of production in US. It describes the development of management techniques and includes discussions of various worker and union responses to unemployment. (source: Nielsen Book Data).

        In this chapter, we examine the labor relations through the role of trade unions, collective bargaining, wages and benefits across the European Union. We conclude that labor relations have a direct influence on the labor market, designing the lines for taking decisions in organizations, but also, by governments. Our argumentation explains the relationship between employers and employees. Haymarket Books: books for changing the world. The Class Strikes Back examines case studies of twenty-first-century workers’ struggles from both the Global North and South, highlighting the stories of workers fighting to organize and join democratic and independent unions.


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Worker struggles, the labour process, and the question of control by Ahikire, Josephine. Download PDF EPUB FB2

The labour process Worker struggles is a late Marxist theory of the organization of work under capitalism. According to Karl Marx, labour process refers to the process whereby labour is materialized or objectified in use values. Labour is here an interaction between the person the labour process works and the natural world such that elements of the latter are.

General Control Industrial Relation Shop Floor Labour Process Capitalist Control These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm by: In recent years labour process analysis, revived by Braverman's Labor and Monopoly Capital, has been most influential in shaping our thinking about this question.

With contributions from leading authorities in the field, this book reviews the contribution of the labour process theory to the study of work organisation. The global financial crisis has led to radical forms of social protest and worker takeovers all over the globe.

Tracing Marx’s writings on the Paris Commune through council communism, anarcho-syndicalism, Italian operaismo, and other autonomous social movements, this book uncovers the intentions and practices of workers’ struggles that continue in force today.

Addressing timely and. In order to examine how the labor relations process works, you need to complete this quiz/worksheet combo. It is designed to help you examine the process of collective bargaining and organizing a.

Labour Process Hand Activity Class Struggle Labour Power Labour Resistance These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves. I. David Montgomery, Workers Control in America: Studies in the History of Work, Technology, and Labor Struggles (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, ) A.

Synopsis: In the first quarter of the 20th century workers fought against Taylorism and the “science of work.” Workers fought for the alternative factory system of a collective operation/5(2).

Control and the Labour Process: Towards a Dialectical Approach In both marxist and non-marxist scholarship there has been until recently, a remarkable neglect of the managerial control of labour. Even today this neglect stands only partially remedi'ed. Workers’ self-management and related forms of workers’ control over production is associated with periods of societal transformation.

In its most advanced form it presents a challenge to capitalist property relations as part of a revolutionary process.

Workers’ Councils, as a form of self-management, have occurred under capitalism but. Braverman's merit was, therefore, to connect labor process to Political Economy, but within a context of workers struggles for control over their labor conditions (Edwards, ).

This relation between the process of valorisation and the labor process was not a new conception. labour process Analysis of the labour process may be traced back to Karl Marx's interest in the means by which human labour is harnessed in the creation of products for human need.

This process is seen to be socially organized and to vary historically between different modes of production. Source for information on labour process: A Dictionary of Sociology dictionary. Is concerned with analysing how a workforce's labour power (its ability to work) is directed towards the production of commodities (goods and services) that can be sold at a profit.

The control of this labour process by managers is essential because profit is accumulated in two stages: first, through the extraction of the surplus value of labour (the price of a commodity greater than the costs.

Labor Process Theory is the one the popular theory on management of labor and its value addition. This theory relates to many subjects of study- Economics, industrial relations, labor management, etc.

It has also taken many forms and has been modified and quoted differently in different domains. control of service work; and globalisation and comparative labour process analysis. Labour process research grew dramatically in popularity during the s and s, fundamentally reshaping debates in sociology, industrial relations, organisational behaviour, and business and management studies.

Importantly, the study of the. Economic and Philosophic Manuscripts of Wages of Labour. Wages are determined through the antagonistic struggle between capitalist and y goes necessarily to the capitalist. The capitalist can live longer without the worker than can the worker without the capitalist.

The dismemberment of the worker and the revocation of his control of work process is discovered earlier as in Adam smith's theory of Division of labour. Before smith, division of labour was a process in which an individual worker divides his own work into various process and assign time to perform each of the processes.

This article begins with a commentary on labour-process theory (LPT), particularly Paul Thompson's contribution to the Handbook. This provides historical background to some important divisions within this area of scholarship. A critical appraisal of Fleming and Mandarini's analysis of work follows.

Since management organizes labour and most forms of work, the article leaves until last the. A labour can use his/her efficiency in full as per the prevailing environment in the product place. If so, the cost cannot be controlled by the management.

Information required for Labour cost control. The following information is required for labour cost control effectively. Cost of recruitment of labour. Training cost of workers. This highly successful book, which describes the basic techniques of work study as practiced in many parts of the world, has been widely recognized as the best available introduction to the subject for work study practitioners, teachers and students.

It provides training in method study and work measurement and covers not only machine shops but also process industries, the services sector and. production capital strives to establishitsdirect control over the labour comesacrucialterrain ofclassstruggle;the accumulation andthrown into question the basisof ‘Fordism’and ‘Keynesianism’upon Comrades Bologna and Tronti analyse the response of workers to conditions of struggle created by capital in its.

debate was not actually about the labour process. That it was presented as the ‘labour process debate’ was an accident of history – a convergence of two factors. The first, that the Labour Process Conference was the focal point for most critical scholarship on work, employment and organisation and, therefore, provided the textual.the division of labour on productivity is only temporary.

It principally deprives workers of their professional skills, increases real control by management, reduces labour power’s value and prepares its replacement by machinery. There is an incessant struggle between labour and management over the control of the labour process and over skills.control systems.

The paper uses Marx’s theory of the labour process to argue that accounting is the premier control system because it provides senior managers with objective measures of the generation and realisation of surplus value that they use to hold workers accountable for the circulation of capital.