Labour rebellions of the 1930s in the British Caribbean region colonies – Richard Hart

 

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

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The Deregulated Global Economy: Women Workers and Strategies of Resistance

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

Bangladeshi garment workers participate in a protest against the collapse of an eight-storey building that housed several garment factories and poor safety standards, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Friday, April 26, 2013. The death toll reached hundreds of people as rescuers continued to search for injured and missing, after a huge section of the building splintered into a pile of concrete. (AP Photo)

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Workers Rights & Gender Based Violence in the RMG and TU capacity to Deal with These

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.

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Local Worker Struggles in the Global South: Reconsidering Northern Impacts on International Labour Standards [A GAME CHANGER]

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!

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