Women textile workers facing exploitation: Expert

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Puducherry, Sep 21 (UNI) Stating textile workers, especially women, were facing problems like exploitation and discrimination, International Textile Garments and Leather Workers Federation (ITGLWF) Secretary Akiko Gono today gave a call to them to strive and unite to prevent the menace.

Inaugurating a ITGLWF-INTUC sponsored women's study circle leaders meeting here, Ms Gono said globalisation made small garment units sick while multinationals flourished.

In the textile garments sector, there were three or four multinationals doing business and giving orders to small units where working conditions were pathetic with no labour protection and meagre payment.

Readymade garment workers in Bangladesh were getting a megre Rs 1000 a month, she said adding women workers were suffering due to discrimination.

In his address, PCC President P Shanmugham called up on the women to join hands with the men and strive to strengthen the INTUC here.

He also recalled the sacrifices made by the national leaders to ensure and protect labour rights.

Indian National Garments and Leather Workers Federation (INGLWF) General secretary V R Jaganathan said the INTUC would not hesitate to raise voice in support of the demands of the textile and garment workers and handloom weavers here and added the INGLWF would also help the workers here.

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