Great advert for workers’ unity

Tony Burke
Tribune Magazine (UK)


Workers Uniting is the global union created by the Unite union in Britain and the United Steelworkers in the United States and Canada. It has taken the unprecedented step of placing a full-page advertisement in a Bangladesh newspaper to support garment workers in their campaign to raise the minimum wage and secure the right to organise in a trade union in an effort to combat the race of US and European companies to the bottom.

The advert, supporting the 3.5 million mostly young women garment workers in their demand for a 25 cent an hour minimum wage, was published in the Daily Ittefaq. Copies of the advert were widely distributed by the Textile Garment Workers Federation at rallies and worksites across Dhaka and Chittagong..

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