Sunday, December 8, 2013

The race to the bottom is a global war against workers everywhere

The major fires in Bangladesh and Pakistan, and the Rana Plaza collapse have highlighted the barbarity of the capitalist systems’ exploitation of workers in poorer countries. With the continued process of globalisation not only are factories and production shifted around the world but now workers as well. Thus, sweatshop conditions are being reproduced in countries where workers had managed to win historic battles and gain better conditions. The recent fire in Prato, Italy, where 7 Chinese workers burned to death as they were sleeping in the factory has highlighted this new reality. A global response is needed.

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