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'On the shopfloor' with clothing workers in the 1990s

Jenkins, Jean 2003. 'On the shopfloor' with clothing workers in the 1990s. Employee Relations 25 (2) , pp. 168-181. 10.1108/01425450310456460

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Abstract

This paper undertakes a comparative study of two large UK clothing plants in the 1990s with earlier twentieth century studies of clothing workshops undertaken in the late 1950s by Cunnison and Lupton, and in the late 1970s by Edwards and Scullion. Traditionally the clothing industry is identified with a history of low wages and poor conditions of employment. Though increasingly subject to global market pressures, research findings from this study illuminate workplaces in the 1990s with much in common with the aforementioned historical studies, offering working conditions that leave the clothing worker isolated, individualised and struggling to survive.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Business (Including Economics)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Uncontrolled Keywords: Clothing industry, Industrial relations, Operational research, United Kingdom, Working conditions
Additional Information: Author previous name: Jean J Boggis
Publisher: Emerald
ISSN: 0142-5455
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 04:28
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/39679

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