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Sanitarios Maracay

Sanitarios Maracay is a ceramic bathroom products factory, located in Aragua, Venezuela. It currently is operating under worker's control, meaning all workers receive equal compensation and have equal control over the workings of the company, without any higher level of management. The previous owner, after years of conflict with workers regarding salary and conditions, had attempted to close the factory. It was occupied and re-opened by workers on November 16, 2006, and put back into production, nevertheless its website is not working yet.

This example of a small company in Venezuela has garnered considerable attention worldwide, as it is a practical application of full worker's control , which is seen as a fundamental requirement of true socialism, as opposed to state socialism, where the state runs industry on behalf of the population.

Sanitarios Maracay is currently petitioning for nationalisation of the company and full recognition of their desired state as a company under worker's control, but they have not get any answer by Venezuelas's national government so far.

External resources

Venezuelanalysis, 18 August 2007, Workers Control at Venezuelas Sanitarios Maracay under Attack

Sanitarios Maracay, a first balance-sheet of an heroic struggle

Hands Off Venezuela, Sanitarios Maracay

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