Tag Archives: Garment Industry

Wage Agreement that is not honored in Tirupur

There are three wage notifications by the State(Central and State Government) and a collective wage agreement between unions representing workers and the employer associations. The lack of coherence between various agencies including the State, Judiciary and the unions has enabled … Continue reading

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The Story of the Export Garment Workers’ Wage: A Cartoon

(காமிக் தமிழ் பதிப்பு , இங்கே கிளிக் செய்யவும் .) On July 13, 2016, the Tamilnadu High Court ordered garment factories in and around Chennai to uphold the minimum wage for garment workers, overturning stay orders that had kept the wage stagnant … 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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Unitex workers strike in Ambattur

On 1st November 2011, when Santhanam went to work in the morning she found the gate of the Unitex Export factory in Ambattur Industrial Estate, where she has worked for last 25 years, locked. The management had pasted a notice … Continue reading

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