Von Ange-Camea Robinson
Imagine this: you go to work every morning, sit at a sewing machine under male supervision and work until 8pm in the evening. If you’re lucky. Most of the time you have to do more overtime hours to meet the deadlines of fashion retailers such as H&M, Mango Primark, you name it. Sometimes you do long overtime hours to earn a little more to provide for your family. And although by law, you’re supposed to get compensated for your overtime (double the wage), you either get undercompensated or not compensated at all.
And imagine further that if you go to your manager and demand pay, he would threaten you with dismissal.
Sure, here in the West if that happened to us we’d go to our representatives and demand our pay. We would also demand better and safe working conditions. As for me, I would not enter a building which could collapse any time due to structural failure. I would not work in a place where faulty electrical wirings may cause a fire. I simply would not do it.
And lucky for me, I don’t have to.Continue reading The Fashion Industry – A Feminist’s worst Nightmare