Forced to resign, garment sector workers face financial struggle

Bengaluru: One year after the workers of garment factories were forced to resign, they are struggling to make their ends meet. A survey by the Garment and Textile Workers’ Union (GATWU) and the Alternative Law Forum (ALF) says more than 50 per cent of garment factory workers have been forced to resign since the outbreak […]

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Threadbare lives of Bengaluru’s seamstresses

More than 90 percent of home-based garment workers can be called ‘forced laborers’ as they are paid less than the state stipulated minimum wage. By Jagriti Parakh While walking down the narrow lanes of Hosahalli, through the dimly lit basement shops along Mysore Road, and across the dystopian concrete buildings in Peenya and BTM Layout […]

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