In Shangdong, China, more than 1,000 textile workers were on strike last week, while in Vietnam around 4,000 workers at a shoe factory struck for a wage increase.
The TGWU has warned that textile workers could stage further action after they walked out of work yesterday in a strike over pay.
In 1999, Lear Corporation closed its plant for seating manufacturing for Volvo PV in Bengtsfors, Dalsland. Volvo had owned the plant themselves up to 1992 when it was sold to Lear Seating.
A short biography of British anarchist and dyer Frank Kitz who was active in London in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.