What the garment workers are saying

Pani, Narendar (2016) What the garment workers are saying. The Hindu Business Line, 26 May 2016.

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    Abstract: Trade unions are doing precious little for women in the workforce, especially young, migrant women The protests by thousands of employees of Bengaluru’s garment export industry last month had all the features usually associated with workers’ agitations, including violence and police firing. On the face of it this would appear to be no more than an unexpected return to the days before the decline of the trade union movement. But such a kneejerk reaction would ignore the more fundamental changes in the concerns of the workers and the nature of their protests. In the pre-liberalisation era workers would rally behind trade unions who would in turn be primarily concerned with issues in the workplace, particularly wages. In contrast, the workers in Benglauru came out on the streets spontaneously, and the issue that provoked them was quite substantially influenced by their lives outside the workplace.
    Item Type: Media Clippings
    Subjects: School of Social Sciences > Economics
    Depositing User: NIAS IR Administrator
    Date Deposited: 22 Jun 2016 11:33
    Last Modified: 22 Jun 2016 11:33
    URI: http://eprints.nias.res.in/id/eprint/1105

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