Plantations in South India are increasingly depending on migrant workers from northern, eastern and north-eastern states to fulfill their labour needs. This Businessline article looks at the implications for the state of labour on coffee plantations in Coorg.
In her new article, Pushpa Achanta discusses the inhumane working conditions and rights violations that women garment workers are subject to in South India – around Bangalore in particular. The article highlights Cividep’s work in conducting research and organizing on the ground, as well as in advocating for better working conditions and the prevention of… Read more »
Cividep India, a Bangalore-based NGO, is organizing a national workshop on business and human rights grievance mechanisms will be held in New Delhi, India, from October 30 – November 1, 2014, to discuss grievance mechanisms available to communities to peacefully and legally address concerns about business related human rights issues.
A round-table consultation on ‘violence prevention system for women in garment factories’ held here on Wednesday involving various stakeholders in textile industry has expressed concern over non-existence of mandatory anti-sexual harassment committees in majority of units in Tirupur knitwear cluster.
Ironically, Bangalore, the capital of Karnataka, which is a major hub for export of premium garments from India, is also the costliest city to live in, according to a recent report based on Consumer Price Index (CPI).
The mobile phone revolution might have made ‘mobility’ easy on the common man’s pockets, but for employees of mobile manufacturing companies functioning from Special Economic Zones around Chennai, near-empty pockets seem to be quite common, says a recent study.