India: FWF identifies varying labour rights risks across garment industry

Author: Fair Wear Foundation, Published on: 12 June 2019

"India: Country Study 2019" 

This country study draws on consultations with key stakeholders across India’s textile and garment sector, Fair Wear Foundation (FWF) audits and complaints received via the FWF complaints mechanism...

The study focused on the working conditions of textile and garment workers in the production hubs of Delhi National Capital Region (NCR), Bangalore and Tirupur...

Stakeholders highlighted two common labour rights risks facing textile and garment workers across the country. Firstly, the lack of trade unions severely compromises industrial relations across India. Secondly, workers face a range of occupational health and safety issues...Other than that, the stakeholders reported that the labour rights risks are notably different in Delhi NCR, Bangalore and Tirupur.

...Asides from freedom of association...and similar occupational and health issues, FWF audits conducted from January 2016 to December 2018 reflect geographical differences, and similar occupational and health issues were found...

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