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"Frankly, I feel we can learn much from China. For example, restoring dignity to the concept of menial labor."
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'I can't get the tag off my designer blouse.'
Commodity Chains - Notes on the Global Garment Industry.
Together we have a voice...Join your union today.
Tags:trade union membership, trade union, labour union, labour unions, labor union, labor unions, membership, memberships, factory worker, factory workers, unsafe practices, employee rights, worker rights, worker, workers, labour disputes, labor disputes, trade unions, trade union memberships, union
"I remember we used to talk in the staff room about Unions, and what the point of membership was..."
Worker Rights and the Smoking Ban
Tags:worker right, worker rights, employee rights, trade union, trade unions, labour union, labour unions, labor union, labor unions, pensions, health coverage, outsourcing, out-sourcing, smoking ban, smoking bans, smoker, smokers, smoke, smokes, secondhand smoke, passive smoker, passive smoking, health risk, health risks
"Working with the elderly presents a LOT of problems...but she's not allowed to retire until she's 83!"
"I'm afraid we'll have to postpone our contract talks. Our new negotiator quit. he won't work for the wages we pay."
Tags:pay dispute, pay disputes, wage dispute, wage disputes, trade union, trade unions, trade unionist, trade unionists, labour union, labour unions, labor union, labor unions, industrial dispute, industrial disputes, negotiator, negotiators, negotiation, negotiations, negotiating, wage, wages, income, worker rights, employee rights
"You'll find that we offer lots of free time during our workdays here, and by free time I mean uncompensated time."
'The big wigs told us to think of our facility as a temple. If that's the case, we must be the human sacrifices.'
'We're not allowed to show anti-union propaganda videos, so we decided to show you a horror movie.'
Tags:unions, labor unions, labor union, labour union, labour unions, worker unions, anti-unions, corporate agendas, corporate greed, corporate propaganda, propaganda videos, worker rights, workers rights, working class, labor solidarity, union busters, union busting, right-wing agenda, right wing agenda, conservative agendas, corporate agendas, labor movement
'This is a tough place to work, man- the grievance committee was disbanded for complaining!'
Foam Hand Manufacturer - Picket Line
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The Right to Strike
"The government doesn't want to STOP you going on strike, we simply want to make it fair..."
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"With luck a few years volunteering should set you up with a decent chance of getting an unpaid internship!"
"I don't have some union to argue my case, I'd like to see how they'd cope in the real world."
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"Expensive? Yes, but I don't exploit my mother."
Tags:lemonade stand, lemonade stands, lemonade stall, lemonade stalls, fair trade, ethics, exploitation, working class, labor, minimum wage, living wage, living wages, fair pay, fairy salary, worker rights, employee rights, exploited, entrepreneur, entrepreneurs, expensive, expensiveness, price, prices, pricey
"Staff are always complaining about conditions, we need to make them see how well they actually do in comparison to workers in other areas..."
'Let me get this clear. You want me to give you paternity leave before the baby is born.'
"...But how do we get staff to do 12 hours work for 8 hours pay."
Tags:hr, human resources, personnel, workload, workloads, overwork, overworked, overworks, staff, employee, employees, employer, employers, employee rights, worker rights, exploitation, exploitations, exploiting, productivity, productivity levels, staff productivity, staffing structure, staffing structures
'We can't take any chances with these appointments...I'd suggest a three day interview with role plays and a group session with clients.'
'This new 'flexible working' scheme is a great idea. . . It helps us to identify staff who have a more balanced life. People who have interests outside of the office.'
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'Strikes aren't what they used to be.'