Garment workers’ protest in Bengaluru: Firstpost article with expert comments on the issue from Cividep
Nearly 10,000 workers from the unorganised garment sector in Bengaluru took the streets by storm in a spontaneous and leaderless protest that started innocuously outside a factory gate in Bommanhalli. Spreading like wildfire, the strike was an intense display of the frustrations of the workers that can be attributed to several underlying causes including low wages and pathetic living conditions. Though the protests died down when the central government withdrew the provident fund amendment, the incident definitely has managed to grab the attention of the media and the industry.
To understand the reasons for the protest and bring to light the plight of the workers, Firstpost.com got in touch with Cividep India and GLU for expert comments and opinion.
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- Cividep at a Round-Table Conference at the University of Valencia, Spain
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- “A lot of things happen, but we cannot talk about it” – the Plight of Voiceless Garment Workers.