Bengali Workers Fight 7-day Week

By Workers Solidarity Movement (WSM)

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(1984 - 2021)

The Workers Solidarity Movement was founded in Dublin, Ireland in 1984 following discussions by a number of local anarchist groups on the need for a national anarchist organization. At that time with unemployment and inequality on the rise, there seemed every reason to argue for anarchism and for a revolutionary change in Irish society. This has not changed. Like most socialists we share a fundamental belief that capitalism is the problem. We believe that as a system it must be ended, that the wealth of society should be commonly owned and that its resources should be used to serve the needs of humanity as a whole and not those of a small greedy minority. But, just as importantly, we see this struggle against capitalism as also being a struggle for freedom. We believe that socialism and freedom must go together, that we cannot have one without the other. Anarchism has always stood for individual freedom. But it also stands for democracy. We believe in democratizing... (From:

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Bengali Workers Fight 7-day Week

A SEVEN DAY working week, sometimes as long as 16 hours a day. That’s the lot of many clothing workers in Bangladesh. Mistreatment and beatings are common. So is sexual harassment. Even rape and murder are not unknown.

Since last summer, the National Garment Workers Federation has organized many large demonstrations against these primitive conditions. Job security is non-existent and hundreds of union activists have been sacked.

The NGWF are fighting to make Friday a free day, for overtime rates to be paid and for an end to the harassment of women workers. The union has built links with anarchist and radical unions in other countries, including the Swedish SAC and the anarcho-syndicalist International Workers Association.

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