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Labour pains: our rapidly changing workplace

Beep, beep … zooshhhhh! This was my favourite sound as a little boy: the rumble of the assembly line in my stepfather’s factory as it spluttered into action and transported a dazzling array of shiny steel containers – large, small, round, square – to the waiting forklift trucks in the cargo bay, which would load them onto semitrailers.