Thread and Tension | An account of the historic uprising of garment workers

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Thread and Tension

An account of the historic uprising of garment workers

A fact-finding report by People’s Union for Civil Liberties – Bangalore and Women Against Sexual Violence and State
Repression

In April, 2016, lakhs of workers of the garment industry took to Bangalore streets to protest against a new Central Government Ordinance on the Employment Provident Fund. The protest was spontaneous, sudden, and unplanned, and took place over April 18th and 19th. Most of the participants and leaders were women workers. The protest was triggered by a newspaper article in Vijaya Karnataka – a Kannada daily – that appeared on April 16th, 2016. The resulting demonstration was a landmark event, as it led the Central Government to withdraw the ordinance, thus benefiting lakhs of salaried workers across the country.

Download the complete report in English here

Download the complete report in Kannada here

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