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In the biggest mobilisation of Asian workers in Leicester since the 70s, garment workers came out in force for a rally to start a major struggle for decent jobs, conditions and pay.
Global fashion brands like Boohoo are cancelling orders in the UK to get them made in other countries at half the price, despite making millions in profits – while workers in Leicester are faced with factory closures, job losses and cuts in hours. They’re also demanding money back from suppliers on orders, forcing them to produce below cost.
Already the mainly women workers are having to do long hours at rates as little as £3.50 an hour – and now they’ve had enough.
This is shaping up to be a hugely significant and important struggle on so many levels. Please show your support by, for starters, signing the petition at https://labourbehindthelabel.org/good-jobs-for-garment-workers.