This was a really great read, on the labour rebellions that took place across the British Caribbean colonies. What strikes me the most is the fact that these strikes were not coordinated between workers of the islands, nor were they organised under revolutionary theory, but were spontaneous, and paved the way for trade unions to continue securing rights for workers. Link for the full post here
Argues that women in the Global South are not only exposed the most to exploitation, but are at the forefront of local resistance. Despite this, their views aren’t heard in international debates regarding how to protect labour standards. Check out actual article here
Thanks to David Harvey, your girl was able to grasp the concept of ~neoliberalism~ which I never thought possible
therefore I thought I’d share notes on an interview (you can find it here) so without further adoooooo:
Draft report from the Bangladesh Institute of Labour Studies last year, about the current situation in Bangladesh regarding workers’ rights, violence against women workers in the garment industry, and the extent that trade unions can deal with these issues. Also generally a v good clear insight on how the garment industry is set up in BD. For the actual report click here.
The impact of womens’ militant labour movements in South Korea and how they paved the way for later democracy movements – and how their pivotal role is typically played down by scholars. Click here. (can send pdf) – or read the notes made in this post!
Guys I fully recommend this for anyone in the North involved in campaigning for garment workers’ rights, to understand where our campaigns often go wrong and what we need to do to rectify it. Click here. – or read the notes made in this post!
Easy to understand intro of neo-colonialism and what it is. Essential for understanding the roots of worker exploitation in the Global South. Click here.
Addresses how corporate social responsibility perpetuates gendered neo-colonial relations between the Global North and Global South, that in turn allows the continued exploitation of workers in the Global South, while denying the agency of workers. Does this in the context of the Accord and Rana Plaza. Click here
More articles addressing the imperialist, neoliberal, capitalist agenda of the West that depends on the exploitation of workers to thrive like this pls. Didn’t understand some of it but what I did banged. Click here.