'Union Boys in Caps Leading Factory Girls Astray?' The Politics of Labour Reform in Lesotho's 'Feminised' Garment Industry

@inproceedings{Gibbs2005UnionBI,
  title={'Union Boys in Caps Leading Factory Girls Astray?' The Politics of Labour Reform in Lesotho's 'Feminised' Garment Industry},
  author={Tim Gibbs},
  year={2005}
}
Following accession to the US bilateral trade treaty, the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act, Lesotho has become the leading African garment exporter to the USA. One key issue in debates surrounding globalisation has concerned the work conditions experienced by labour forces in the textiles industry. Many have argued that ‘feminised workforces’ are exploited by a patriarchal alliance of international industrialists and local state elites. This article follows the rise and fall of the Lesotho… CONTINUE READING