Month: June 2019

Ford Bridgend closure

Posted on 20 June 2019 by Professor Calvin Jones

In our latest post, Professor Calvin Jones and Dr Gavin Harper explain how the UK’s car industry could stage a revival by recycling rare earths. The intended closure of Ford’s Bridgend engine plant in 2020, with the loss of 1,700 jobs, has sent shock waves through Wales. Plaid Cymru leader, Adam Price, has described it as “one of the
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Fashion – an Industry of Gross Exploitation

Posted on 13 June 2019 by Jonathan Rees

On Tuesday 28th May, Dr Jean Jenkins presented her research on employment rights at one of the world’s best-known literature festivals. Her talk explored the history of a sector once described as a ‘parasite industry’ as a result of the shocking mistreatment of its workers. It’s a reputation that continues to thrive today in clothing manufacture. Nevertheless,
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Sleeping-in at Cardiff Business School

Posted on 11 June 2019 by Sophie Lison

In our latest post, Sophie Lison, a second-year undergraduate studying BSc Business Management (Marketing), explains how she and her classmates organised a sleep-in to raise money and awareness for Llamau, Wales’ leading homelessness charity for young people and vulnerable women. Earlier this term, me and a few other second year business students ran a sleep-in
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