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Trade unions take to the ramp

It’s going to be a show of shows! Trade unions normally associated with boistrous struggles for worker rights and street protests are this time doing something unusual: Staging a fashion show, elegantly dressed up in pretty dresses and garments and walking the ramp.

Quick to clarify that this is not a ‘fun’ event but to focus attention on some serious worker issues in a novel way, Free Trade Zone and General Employees' Union Secretary General Anton Marcus told the Business Times, that the fashion show titled “Living Together by Sharing the Wallet’ will be held at the Punchi Theatre, Borella on Thursday, October 27.

He said they were bringing down 100 female workers from all there free trade zones who will parade with export-quality garments with a message to reflect their story of an inadequate or honourable living wage, poor living conditions and other workplace needs.

“There’ll be a narrator conveying these messages and the plight of the worker and their needs in the workplace and outside, in living conditions,” he added.

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