Inside Europe: The Shirt off Our Backs (1979)

Film details

  • Country

    United Kingdom

  • Year

    1979

  • Type

    Television

Alternative titles

  • The Shirt off Your Back Alternative

Synopsis

Looks at the fight for jobs between European workers and those of the Third Worl d and is its unhappy consequences. Concentrates on the working lives of four wom en all doing the same job - machinists in a clothing factory. Their wages differ considerably and so does th e cost of the goods they produce. The women work in Britain, Belgium, Hong Kong and Sri Lanka

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