Talk:LIP (company)

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I removed the following as it is badly translated and does not make sense Racklever 22:20, 13 May 2007 (UTC)

Following May 68, the Lip factory, which was based in Besançon, was self-managed starting in 1973, following the management's decision to liquidate it. Eventually, all the fired employees were reintegrated in March 1974, but the firm was liquidated again in the spring of 1976. This led to a new social conflict, qualified by Libération as "THE social conflict of the 1970s." [1]

France was then presided by Georges Pompidou, who had named the Gaullist Pierre Messmer as Prime minister. But 1973 also marked, according to Claude Neuschwander, the left-wing employer of LIP from 1974 to 1976 (member of the Unified Socialist Party, PSU) the "death of the enterprise capitalism and the advent of finance capitalism" [1][2] — or, in the words of L'Humanité, the transition from a paternalist capitalism, with Fred Lip as one of its last representants, to the modern finance capitalism [3]. During the 1974 presidential election, the Gaullist candidate, Jacques Chaban-Delmas, was abandoned by his rivals, in particular by Jacques Chirac who supported the right-wing liberal Valéry Giscard d'Estaing. The latter won the elections, leading to a recomposition of the French right-wings. After LIP, France passed from 250,000 unemployed people to three millions [4].

CFDT trade-unionist Charles Piaget led the strike allowing workers to claim back the means of production. The Unified Socialist Party (PSU), which included former Radical Pierre Mendès-France, was then in favour of autogestion or self-management.

............. I redid the page in colloquial (American) English as well as I could. It remains very one-sided and not always clear. In particular I did not understand this sentence:

"Neuschwander managed to have Antoine Riboud bypass the regular control of weekly accounts."

I believe it means "Neuschwander managed to have Antoine Riboud avoid the regular verification of weekly accounts" but didn't feel sure enough to put that in.

User: Evangeline 14:16, 26 May 2007

  1. ^ a b Lip Lip Lip hourra!, Libération, 20 March 2007 (French)
  2. ^ Cite error: The named reference Monde was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  3. ^ Lip, héros des Temps Modernes in L'Humanité, 18 April 2007 (French)
  4. ^ Cite error: The named reference Rocard was invoked but never defined (see the help page).