Garment workers fighting for their wages

Textiles workers at the Bravo Tekstil factory in Istanbul, Turkey are taking action after their factory suddenly closed down. There are about 140 workers at this factory and they claim that apart from their severance pay, they are also owed around three months’ wages. Most of the production of the Bravo Tekstil factory was bought by three global fashion brands - Zara, Next, and Mango. Sudden factory closures are not uncommon in the garment industry, where competition is fierce and capital scours the globe for the cheapest labour. In globally integrated industries like the garment sector, co-ordinated industrial action across countries is the most powerful response for workers to take.