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An introduction to workers self management in the Spanish revolution of 1936

An introduction to workers self management in the Spanish revolution of 1936

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The basic introductions to anarchism series looks at the Spanish revolution of 1936

In each work place, a democratic form of management was put in the place of the previous authoritarian one. Workers met regularly in general assemblies to discuss broad matter of concern to the company, levels of production, wage and conditions. At these assemblies workers also elected delegate committee of workers and technicians to look after day-to-day issues in their enterprise. Usually special committees were set up to look after particular areas of importance, such as raw materials acquisition, machinery maintenance or distribution of products. To summarise, the most important decision making body in the company was no longer the boardroom but the general assembly of workers.

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Mark Casner

nice introduction to topic.