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Some 3.5 million people are estimated to be working in Bangladesh's textile industry. Less than five percent of them are in organized unions. Every eighth Bangladeshi is directly or indirectly dependent upon the textile industry.  Ashik and Rahinur were garment factory workers in Ashulia, a suburb of Dhaka in Bangladesh.  Clothing that would later be sold to European clothing chains like H&M
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The Irish Republic's Department of Housing’s official housing completion figure for 2016 was to be 14,932. The number of new homes built in the State last year was just 2,076. When one-off homes are excluded, just 848 estate houses and apartments were completed in 2016 compared to an official Department of Housing estimate of 8,729. In Dublin city, the most populous part in the State, just
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A report by the Institute for Public Policy Research this month found that the cost of childcare had risen to the point where some parents in low-income families effectively “pay to work”. The thinktank blamed a lack of support under the current system of tax credits as much as it did spiralling nursery charges. The report said a woman with a partner and two children who works fewer than 16
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The employing class want to keep the working class divided because they know that way we are more easily ruled over. They want us to blame our fellow workers for the problems which capitalism causes. They try to turn us against ourselves - blaming migrants or Muslims, or refugees instead of understanding that it's the profit system itself which is the problem. The capitalist parties have long
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