textiles

Filipina workers in Romania, 2008

An account of some struggles of migrant workers from the Philippines in Romania in 2008.

Factory or Prison - Bangladeshi workers in Romania

Prol-Position on some struggles of Bangladeshi and Indian migrant workers in Romania in 2007-8.

From Cellatex to Moulinex: Burst Up of an Open Social Violence - Henri Simon

Henri Simon's account and analysis of the strikes at the Cellatex and Moulinex factories.

Developments and workers' struggles in the Greek textile industry, 2005

Article on the status of the Greek textile industry in 2005, with analysis of workers' struggles over pay and against plant closures.

Reports on crisis 2: Romania - Wildcat

Wildcat asked people in several countries to write down observations about social effects of the crisis.
The following is a report from Romania, written in February 2009.

Bolton, Harriet

An obituary, by David Hemson, for trade unionist Harriet Bolton.

Three dead in garment workers' clashes - unions promised new role

Garment workers protest

The latest clashes in the highly charged arena of the Bangladeshi garment industry...

10th of Ramadan textile workers self-manage factory

When their owner fled the country ahead of a jail sentence, the employees at the Economic Company for Industrial Development, faced looming unemployment and the closure of the company's multiple textile factories. A common enough story in Egypt these days, but in this case, the workers instead embarked on a landmark labor experiment.

Various protests from Cambodia to Malaysia, and Sweden.

Here are some links to articles on various protests that have taken place recently in Cambodia, Malaysia, Hong Kong, China and a strike by Vietnamese workers in Sweden.

Short fuse: 50,000 workers on the streets and 50 factories burning in Bangladesh

Hamim garment factory burning - Ashulia 29 6 09

The mass unrest in the garment industry continued on Monday (29 June) for a third day...