Around 4,000 staff of the Texport Garments manufacturing unit within the Hindupur industrial property near the Karnataka border, have been agitating since October 5, in search of minimal wages of ₹18,000 per 30 days as beneficial by the Centre.
On the fourth day of the agitation on Friday, the Left events together with the Communist Party of India (Marxist), its commerce union wing Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU) and Communist Party of India (CPI) leaders staged a dharna in entrance of the tahsildar’s workplace and submitted a memorandum to the tahsildar, in search of decision of the continuing industrial dispute within the three models of the Texport Garments.
Addressing the employees, CITU State president Ch. Narasinga Rao stated that the Centre had handed a regulation making ₹18,000 because the minimal wage everywhere in the nation, however this was not being carried out in lots of industries.
“The $80-million Texport company with several garment manufacturing units across the country pays the lowest wages to the Hindupur unit workers, with an average of ₹6,000 per month,” he stated.
He additionally alleged that the working situations for the ladies staff on the unit was very dangerous they usually had been paid someplace between ₹5,000 and ₹7,000, relying on what number of days they labored.
The firm is granting further pay solely once they work on all 26 working days in a month, stated Mr. Narasinga Rao.
He stated the Jockey clothes manufacturing unit in Karnataka, simply 2 km away from this industrial cluster on the opposite facet of the inter-State border, paid ₹12,000 per 30 days. “The Joint Commissioner of Labour Department has promised to hold a joint meeting of the management, workers and the department to discuss the wage revision issue,” he stated.
The commerce union leaders had been put below home arrest on Thursday morning. The CPI(M) Hindupur district secretary E.S. Venkatesh, CPI chief Dada Peer, AITUC chief Intiaz additionally accompanied the employees whereas submitting the memorandum.