Abandoned garment workers take their fight online
Workers in a factory supplying companies such as M&S have created a video in a bid to show the world how hard life has been since their factory suddenly closed, leaving them jobless without any notice or compensation.
“The video talks about the workers who were evicted from their rental homes, who owe people money, those who had to take to the streets to demand their wages, as well as some of the older people who haven’t been able to get new jobs.”
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“Some of these girls, they’re 21, and they’re making 150k a year. I think it’s up to the individual to familiarise themselves with all aspects of the industry.”
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“The success of the readymade garments export industry is the tale of a capitalist dystopia. That brands, buyers and factory owners celebrate this as axiomatic, but the rest of the country and, as an active participant in the global rag trade, the world should be outraged. Instead, they choose to be complicit.
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“Our clothes carry not only the scars of Rana Plaza but the ongoing struggle for more than just poverty wages.”