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Watching the viewers: Chennai garment workers react to “Dollar City”

Excerpts from a Review by Com. Sujatha, President of Garment and Fashion Workers Union – NTUI “Dollar City”, P R Amudhan’s 77-minute documentary, is a story woven through the alleyways of Tirupur, the hub of Tamil Nadu’s garment industry. Through … Continue reading

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National Strike 2016: Garment workers detained by the police following demo at MEPZ-Special Economic Zone

Around 50 workers and activists of the Garment and Fashion Workers Union and Penn Thozhilalargal Sangam, an independent union for workers in the garment industry, were arrested following a demonstration outside the EPZ-Special Economic Zone gate in Tambaram on the … Continue reading

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September 2nd National Strike Actions

Actions in Chennai by Central Trade Unions and Independent Unions – 10AM Ambattur Industrial Estate Bus Stand LIC Building, Anna Nagar Purasaiwakkam, BSNL Office Near Motcham Theater Chennai Port Rippon Building Guindy Railway Station Munroe Statue, Mount Road Pallavan Office, … Continue reading

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High Court dismisses writ petitions challenging Government Order on Minimum Wages for Garment Workers

PRESS STATEMENT Garment and Fashion Workers Union welcomes the decision of the Division Bench of upholding the Government Order 59 2D, dated 03.12.14. The Division Bench constituted by Justices Mr. Ulavadi G. Ramesh and Mr. M V Murlidharan, upheld government … Continue reading

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Suppression of Minimum Wages in the Garment Industry in Tamilnadu

by  Com. CMeghna Sukumar (Labour Organizer at Garment And Fashion Workers Union;GAFWU)     The ready-made apparel industry in southern state of Tamil      Nadu employs millions of workers, especially women. As per    the State Government’s Textile and … Continue reading

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Unorganized and Organized Workers celebrate May day

As Modi led Central Government leashes its onslaught on working class in India, with its various anti-labour reforms, the working class in Chennai and surrounding areas continues its struggles against Capitalism by commemorating and celebrating Labour Day on May 1st. … Continue reading

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