The Lucas Plan – A New Trade Unionism in the Making?




By Hilary Wainwright & Dave Elliott

Long out of print, this book tells the detailed story of the Lucas workers determination to defend their jobs, how they came up with a plan to convert from largely military production to the development of socially useful products.

The workforce had the skills and the will to make the plan work; management, ever sceptical, retrenched; government obstructed; even the official trade union response was unhelpful.

This is a riveting political story and with timely lessons for all those concerned with arms conversion, climate change, alternative models of work and the need to move to an era of socially useful production. This new edition features Hilary Wainwright�s thoughts after 40 years.