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Struggle in the garment sector

Jenkins, Jean 2020. Struggle in the garment sector. Theory and Struggle 121 , pp. 68-77. 10.3828/ts.2020.9

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Abstract

This article considers what struggle means for the international garment worker of today. The typical worker will most likely be a woman experiencing exploitative and harsh conditions in a sector where, internationally, employers generally seek to crush independent trade unionism. The article briefly reviews the garment industry’s history, including advances made to working conditions by the mid-twentieth century, and the erosion of working conditions that has been associated with capital’s relocation and the internationalisation of production from the late 1970s onwards. It outlines the challenges of becoming a trade unionist and engaging in struggle under the very real threat of intimidation and violence.

Item Type: Article
Status: Published
Schools: Business (Including Economics)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Publisher: Marx Memorial Library
ISSN: 2057-0988
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 11 June 2020
Date of Acceptance: 4 March 2020
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2020 10:01
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/132272

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