Employment Situation in Tier-I Garment Units in India

[Garment & Leather Workers - Study Reports]

Textile and Clothing industry forms the source of livelihood for 30 millions workers in India. Addressing overtime management, non payment of wages, non payment of social security and establishing right to organise and collective bargaining could be effective means to bring economic justice to the workers Workers should demand Need based wages in the export sector and revision of Minimum Wages at the State level based on the principle of need based minimum wage Social infrastructure in Apparel Parks and EPZs including housing, food, health, education, training and working women’s hostel for garment workers; Institutionalized safety and complaint mechanism (including sexual harassment) for women workers Revival of the tripartite committee for textile workers