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Pirelli: workers and bosses

The shop floor used as a basis for grasping the meaning of capitalistic growth; the status of workers analysed to highlight elements of a rift in relation to the system; changes in the relations between class organisations examined in order to understand the evolution of workers’ consciousness. With Pirelli as an “exemplary” case in point.

Its management has in fact succeeded in innovating a traditional structure, in implementing impressive technological transformations and in structuring and expanding production to become one of the greatest European finance and production groups.
The survey, performed by Piero Bolchini, is structured into three areas of research: the first deals with the economical and financial growth of the Pirelli Group, its structure and the policy of expansion adopted after the War. The second covers the evolution in production ratios, technological advance and its effects on the status of workers.

The third, entitled “workers’ struggles and class systems”, maps out an outline of the trade union and political development on the shop floor, analysing in particular the relationships between the work force and the organisations and the transformations occurring in this area from the period after the First World War to date.

La Pirelli: operai e padroni
Piero Bolchini, published by Samonà e Savelli, 1967

The shop floor used as a basis for grasping the meaning of capitalistic growth; the status of workers analysed to highlight elements of a rift in relation to the system; changes in the relations between class organisations examined in order to understand the evolution of workers’ consciousness. With Pirelli as an “exemplary” case in point.

Its management has in fact succeeded in innovating a traditional structure, in implementing impressive technological transformations and in structuring and expanding production to become one of the greatest European finance and production groups.
The survey, performed by Piero Bolchini, is structured into three areas of research: the first deals with the economical and financial growth of the Pirelli Group, its structure and the policy of expansion adopted after the War. The second covers the evolution in production ratios, technological advance and its effects on the status of workers.

The third, entitled “workers’ struggles and class systems”, maps out an outline of the trade union and political development on the shop floor, analysing in particular the relationships between the work force and the organisations and the transformations occurring in this area from the period after the First World War to date.

La Pirelli: operai e padroni
Piero Bolchini, published by Samonà e Savelli, 1967