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Workers protest against garment unit's closure
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Sep '10
On Wednesday, 12 women workers went on a strike in a sewing unit against the factory owner's decision to shut down the unit in Baqaa. The unit incurred a loss of JD 48,000 in 2009 due to the low productivity of the workers.

The unit was owned by the Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA). It was functioning for the past 15 years and had been running in a loss for the past 11 years.

The average productivity per worker varies between 40-45 pieces a day in the garment industry. But the twelve women workers together produced only 45 pieces in a day which caused financial loss to the plant on a sustained basis and gradually led to its closure. The factory management, however, tried to persuade the workers to increase their productivity a number of times.

The workers were informed by the owner about the decision to close down the unit due to the accrued financial losses. Some of the women workers have been associated with the factory for a period of more than 10 years. Their income ranged between JD 110-JD 150 per month. Shutting down the unit would cause these workers to lose their only source of earnings.

A garment company in Sahab had decided to provide jobs as well as free transport facilities to these workers, but they turned down the proposal.

The factory management's decision to shut down the unit came only after the workers were paid all their monetary dues and were made to sign a document which ascertained that they had received all their rights as workers in the unit.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India


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