Garment workers have protested against the opening of a new factory in the UK, with a worker claiming the “corporate fascists” are trying to “disrupt the fabric” of the industry.
The demonstration took place in the village of St. Thomas on Thursday night, where a worker was injured when an assembly line fell on him.
“We are here because the factory is about to open, we want to keep working.
We want to stay here until we can go home and see the work that we are doing, to know the workers we have here, the factory,” said the unnamed worker.”
The factory will be an example for other manufacturers that they need to respect our human rights, the rights of our workers, and to keep our workers happy.”
The factory is to be run by a company called Garment Design and Production (GDT), which has recently come under scrutiny following a string of protests in the garment industry.
Garment design is a craft that involves sewing garments from a variety of materials, including wool, silk, nylon, polyester, and cotton.
While the factory was previously under scrutiny, a number of new companies have recently opened factories in the United Kingdom.
The British manufacturer of the “new” Garment Designer brand recently announced plans to open its new factory to the public in February, with plans to employ 1,000 people.
The factory, which will employ 1-1,500 workers, is to employ more than half of the UK’s clothing industry.
It has faced criticism in recent months, with workers on a number occasions accusing the company of being “corrupt” and of taking advantage of them.
However, a new report by the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) claims that the company is being “hacked” by a “corp of fascists” and claims that “corporations are using new technology to disrupt manufacturing”.
The NUM claims that its members are “hurt and scared” by the “vicious, aggressive and often unlawful harassment” they have experienced by the company, including “verbal abuse, intimidation, physical assault, threats, and harassment”, according to the union’s website.GDT’s chief executive, Peter Maclennan, has said that “in the face of growing protests, and the impact of the global recession, we believe it is time for the industry to re-energise and expand its workforce”.
“We will be taking a strategic, holistic approach to supporting our workforce in order to meet their demands and expectations,” he said.
The company, which has over 600 employees, has reportedly been the target of protests from the British Unions Federation and the BAME Business Network, as well as from workers and union leaders.
According to a report by local paper The Mercury, the company has also received criticism from the local Conservative Party.
“It is an appalling situation that will continue to be a concern for the local community for years to come,” one local Tory MP told the paper.
“There is a lack of trust and there is a lot of fear of these sorts of attacks coming to any other company in the industry.”GDT is owned by an Australian company, Garment Diversified.
The garment industry employs around 11 million people worldwide.