A World Market in Jobs (1985)

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    United Kingdom

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  • Category

    Non Fiction

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  • The People Trade[07/10/85] Alternative


Introductory programme on the world as a market place in which labour is bought and sold. Shows Sri Lankan women being weighed and measured for export as domestics in the Middle East, Mexican migrants in the U.S. and casual workers in the U.K. waiting for day work. Includes comments from factory workers from the Philippines and Fords at Dagenham as they tackle the problems of being forced to bid against each other in the market place. Shows big business getting more mobile too, as it travels the globe in search of even cheaper labour.

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