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India: Study reports long working hours, sexual harassment & forced labour in Tamil Nadu's spinning mills

Author: India Committee of the Netherlands , Published on: 23 December 2016

New Research by the India Committee of Netherlands (ICN) shows that various forms of modern slavery, including child slavery, are found in more than 90% of the spinning mills in South India. These spinning mills produce yarn for India, Bangladeshi and Chinese garment factories that produce for the Western market. The report ‘Fabric of Slavery’ exposes the scale on which young girls and women are enslaved by employers who withhold their wages or lock them up in company-controlled hostels. They work long hours, face sexual harassment and do not even earn the minimum wage. 

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