mardi 4 novembre 2008

Lock out

Peugeot car factory in France, the bosses have locked the workers out of the factory. Demand has fallen and costs have to be cut. The workers are on 'technical uneployment' rates. When the workers do this, when they picket factories as in the coal dispute in the UK in 1984, all the state's forces are brought into guarantee the right to work for the scabs/people who aren't on strike. Heads are coshed, people are arrested and civil war conditions are imposed. Thatcher described picketers as the 'enemy within'. When the bosses do it, it is sound economics and normalised in the wretched media. These methods were used by mine owners in the north of England in the nineteenth century. Capitalism is such an old fashioned out dated way of doing things.