Tougher Than Leather – Working Conditions in Indian Tanneries
A new report by Cividep India and Framtiden i våre hender (Future In Our Hands), Norway looks at the state of occupational health and safety in tanneries in Tamil Nadu. Interviews with tannery workers in Chennai and Ranipet revealed shocking negligence and violation of Indian laws governing hazardous industries. Women who work as helpers and migrant workers from Eastern and Northern States are especially vulnerable.
The report was launched by Future In Our Hands in February 2016, and will be circulated to the Clean Clothes Campaign network, global unions and the media.
The report can be downloaded below.