12 Jun 2005 19:00 GMT
When the women of the yarn take the needle
When mentionning the workers movement only few times there's talk about women, but in sectors like the textile industry the women worker are struggling since many decades. Strikes like the one of Igualada in 1881 or the dialogues of Teresa Claramunt are an example that the struggle of the working women comes from far away in Catalonia. Recently the women working for Zara are once again taking the needle with strenght in order to claim improvements of and denounce the working conditions to which they're obliged in Galicia and in Zaragoza. If this continues that way, this force can get everywhere.
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