Angry workers spurn Ethiopia’s ‘industrial revolution’

By Robbie Corey-Boulet February 9, 2020

By attracting foreign investors through cheap labour, [Ethiopia] wants to follow the model of China and other Asian nations in creating a robust manufacturing sector that can offer badly needed jobs for its young workforce.

But despite high unemployment, young Ethiopians are not going along with it, preferring to quit rather than stay in jobs where they feel underpaid and disrespected.

Thousands of employees have already walked out of the country’s new and burgeoning network of industrial parks.

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