Saturday, 7 March 2009

End of an era - Bonds goes to China



There's been a bit of protest from people mostly the workers about to lose their jobs - fair enough.
There has, I suspect been a lot of shrugging of shoulders with an "oh well, that was bound to happen" and "what can we do?" etc etc
Bonds, home of Chesty Bond in his famous singlet (that has a minor celebrity spike in the late 1990s when gay men visiting from the USA reckoned the singlets and Tasmania's Blunstone boots were the thing to wear).
Now the lot (not blunnies yet though.. I think) are moving off to China, home of questionable work practices and pollution.
I wonder what will happen when Chinese workers get unionised to help stop the exploitation and punishment.

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(image copyright Anne Bentley)

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