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Supply Chain pressures and migrant workers: Deteriorating job quality in the United Kingdom food-processing industry

Abstract:

The food-processing industry is one of the largest manufacturing sectors in the United Kingdom, employing approximately 413,000 workers, representing just under 13 percent of manufacturing employment (ABI 2006). Despite its size and importance, it is in slow decline as consumer expenditure on food stagnates, prices are squeezed, and imports grow. Large supermarket chains increasingly dominate the sale of food products and exert considerable power over large parts of the processing sector. The...

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Publisher:
DUMMY PUBID
Volume:
9781610443647
Pages:
211-246
Host title:
Project Muse 4
Publication date:
2008
URN:
uuid:2b2b08b1-3910-4d91-b8b1-8151ce2ab0ba
Source identifiers:
500374
Local pid:
pubs:500374

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