Female migrant workers discuss the pain in their hands after long hours of sewing and repetitive factory work.
This clip is an excerpt from the film Teno (1984), produced by the Women’s Film Unit for Film Australia.
Teno looks at a widespread workplace illness, tenosynovitis – a crippling and often misunderstood disease.
The nature of modern work practices can inadvertently lead to the illness, which mostly strikes women, since they predominantly work in jobs requiring repetitious activity. This is especially evident among migrant workers.
The program also considers the responsibility of both employers and employees.