Revolutionary Trade Unionism

Its programme and principles

Who we are, what we fight for and why you should join us

“In the epoch of imperialist decay the trade unions can be really independent only to the extent that they are conscious of being, in action, the organs of proletarian revolution.”

-Leon Trotsky, 1940


(1) Introduction

(2) Capitalism & the Trade Unions

(3) How the bosses control and co-opt the workers’ movement

Part I: the capitalist state

Part II: the trade union bureaucracy

(4) Socialism & Revolutionary Trade Unionism

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