These are very difficult times for workers, especially for workers from the garment sector, and more specifically those from small-scale enterprises and cottage industries.
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Analysis Report Of Information Collected From Garment Workers In Dindigul During The COVID-19 Lockdown Data collection by Vaanavil Research Collective (until 5 April 2020) Data Analysis by Gethu Group INTRODUCTION Vaanavil research collective organised a dipstick study with 21 garment workers and 51 villagers in 7 villages in Dindigul district. Workers were interviewed onContinue reading “Quick actions necessary as threat of bondage looms”
The challenges faced by menstruating women are among the least discussed problems in workspaces and in public spaces. Often there is an uncomfortable smile among people whenever this issue gets talked about. Menstrual cramps are painful that affect many women before and during a menstrual period. Typically the cramping pain starts in the lower abdomenContinue reading “Menstruation at the Workplace: Demand for Recognition”
This post looks at the availability of government schemes and entitlements to help workers combat the 21-day lockdown in view of the Coronavirus Pandemic While the first coronavirus affected person was detected in late January 2020, the spread became more threatening in early March, 2020. And by mid-March, the nation-wide lockdown was announced. While everyoneContinue reading “Coronavirus Relief Package: Key Entitlements”
Pradeep Narayanan of Partners in Change introduces the idea behind Gethu ~ a garment workers’ think tank The garment supply chain is vast – from cotton farming to stitching and packaging, the making of a ready-made garment involves a diverse range of skilled workers. We have been working across the supply chain of garment workersContinue reading “Towards A Worker-Led Think Tank: A Gethu”
Workers are entitled to various rights based on different laws. The need is to protect those rights and entitlements. Similarly, there is also a need to demand for new sets of entitlements owing to changing situations and to adhere to global human rights conventions and good practices.