Submitted by working class s... on Oct 23 2012 13:28
15,000 Bangladeshi garment workers blockade a key highway in protest at unpaid wages. Meanwhile, bosses at the company – who supply Primark and New Look – are arrested on embezzlement charges in the country’s largest ever corruption case
Articles about garment workers in Bangladesh. The Ready Made Garment (RMG) industry emerged in Bangladesh in the late 1970s and quickly expanded to the point where it's now the country's dominant industry and employs around 3.5 million workers, 85% of them women - their very presence as a female workforce challenging patriarchal traditions. Since 2006, when a mass revolt shook the industry, RMG workers have sustained - with little union influence or membership - some of the highest levels of class struggle in the world.
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