Home-Based Work and Union Wages

With Australia’s Labour Party return to power in 2022, the accreditation body “Ethical Clothing Australia” is regaining national funding to help businesses comply with the law. They team with union investigators to secure legally mandated wage levels and benefits for those who make the bulk of Australia’s domestic textile, clothing and footwear products. The show includes 3 interviews, and a song.

Bec Zajac (Women on the Line) interviews Vietnamese immigrant garment worker “Hong Nguyen” (translated by union organizer Li Nguyen), Sabina Crawley (Ethical Clothing Australia) and Beth McPherson (Textile, Clothing and Footwear Union).

The Women’s International News Gathering Service (WINGS) has been covering the global women’s movement and related issues for community radio since 1986. Contact: [email protected].

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