Hidden Face of Globalization

24 Jul 2008

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The National Labour Committee puts a human face behind the global economy which the big companies try to hide.

Bangaldeshi garment workers work 20 hours in a 24 hour cycle, then take an hour's break and push on for another 16 to 18 hours, producing clothes for the American market.

There are 1.8 million garment workers in Bangladesh, mostly young women. Eighty percent of them are between the ages of 16-25.

You can find this page online at http://sacsis.org.za/site/article/43.19.

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