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29 Jul 2014

Author:
FNV Mondiaal & Indian Committee of the Netherlands

Press Release: ‘Small Steps - Big Challenges’ in Tamil Nadu’s textile industry: Garment brands not transparent on tackling bonded labour in India

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…[R]eport…says that most of the Dutch and international companies importing garments from the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu refuse to be transparent about if and how they tackle bonded labour at their suppliers….Of the 21 garment companies approached only 8 have responded…Abuses in spinning mills and garment factories
Indian newspapers regularly report on abuses in Indian spinning mills and garment factories…forced overtime, deprivation of proper food and bad treatment by the mill management were common working conditions in the mills…Some improvements
…both in India and internationally…have been put in place at most of the previously investigated major suppliers. These suppliers are Eastman Exports Global Clothing, K.P.R. Mill and SSM India. 

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