Is Getting Rid of Your Boss the Future of Work?

What would you do if you lost your job? Probably get drunk, update your CV and sign on. But what if everyone you worked with lost their job at the same time and instead of just accepting this as an inevitability of capitalism you all found an alternative?

This is what's happening across Europe, where workers are using austerity as an opportunity to reclaim their workplaces without the bosses who screwed them over.

The recuperated factory movement is a radical challenge to the kind of exploitative industrial labour that dominated the last century. Instead of accepting their fate, former employees organise, taking over their workplaces after businesses have gone bust. They then run them as workers' co-operatives.

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