Home / Knowledge / News / Apparel/Garments / Turkish workers up in arms against jeans sandblasting
Turkish workers up in arms against jeans sandblasting
23
Dec '10
Workers employed in the denim sector took part in a demonstration in Ankara in order to oppose the proposed law which would impede their struggle for justice especially for the workers who have become victims of silicosis.

The proposed law will put all the victims of silicosis under the same category as that of the disabled. This will entitle them to earn a monthly wage of only 100 to 300 Turkish Liras which is a great loss for them. The silicosis-affected workers will lose their social security rights for which they have been struggling for the last three years. The proposed law has razed the hopes and aspirations of the workers and has taken away their prevailing rights.

Silicosis is the most widespread lung disease in the world which affects the workers involved in jeans sandblasting as their workplace often lacks proper ventilation or safeguard against such diseases. The disease is non-curable and can also prove lethal. As per the medical information released by Turkey, workers involved in sandblasting can get severe silicosis within the duration of six months to two years.

Majority of the workers involved in sandblasting operations are contractual workers and they do not have any insurance. The demonstrators have demanded that the affected workers should be given the basic right to have access to proper treatment irrespective of whether they have insurance or not.

Further they had also urged that silicosis patients should no longer be compelled to produce documents in order to prove that they had operated as denim sandblasters so that they can avail their rights.

Earlier, the denim workers had also released a manifesto urging to put an end to sandblasting operation in the global denim production at a press conference organized at Istanbul on November 27.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India


Must ReadView All

Chinese firm sets up textile-garment chain in Vietnam

Apparel/Garments | On 13th Dec 2017

Chinese firm sets up textile-garment chain in Vietnam

Worldon Vietnam Co. Ltd under the Chinese Shenzhou Group is likely to ...

Courtesy: SATO Global Solutions

Information Technology | On 13th Dec 2017

Sensor networks improve inventory management

Sensor networks like radio frequency identification (RFID) and smart...

CMAI hails review of FTP as 'progressive package'

Apparel/Garments | On 13th Dec 2017

CMAI hails review of FTP as 'progressive package'

The Clothing Manufacturers' Association of India (CMAI) has hailed...

Interviews View All

Viral Desai
Zenitex Mill Pvt Ltd

Full of green energy

Milind Khandwe
Hindoostan Innovation Centre

‘Modern technical textile is an indispensable tool for science and...

Top executives
Textile industry, India

Such fairs are a must for industry to showcase new innovations

Harmeet Singh

New Delhi-based Jogindra Industries Private Limited provides an assortment ...

Erik Sy

Manila-based CustomThread is a start-up offering premium custom apparel...

Harsh Shah

Established in 1956 with a small beginning, Embee today manufactures a...

Suresh Patel
Sidwin Fabric

Sidwin Fabric is a manufacturer and exporter of polypropylene textiles and ...

Ashok Desai
Bombay Textile Research Association

Bombay Textile Research Association (BTRA) is a leading name in textile...

Eamonn Tighe
Nature Works LLC

Eamonn Tighe, Fibres and Nonwovens - Business Development Manager of...

Robert Brunner
Devereux

Golfwear and menswear brand Devereux is set for greener pastures. Robert...

Akta Adani
India Boulevard

India Boulevard is a San Francisco-based curated fashion marketplace that...

Sonam & Paras Modi
SVA

Sonam and Paras Modi's Sva Couture is synonymous with head-turning...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

December 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Planning to Take the Leap towards
Sustainability?

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes No

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes
69.6%
No
12.0%
Skip
18.5%

Total Votes: 92

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes
62.0%
No
30.4%
Skip
7.6%

Total Votes: 92

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes
87.0%
No
9.8%
Skip
3.3%

Total Votes: 92

Thanks for your valuable feedback. Claim your free latest sustainability e-book.

Active Poll

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes
81.5%
No
8.7%
Skip
9.8%

Total Votes: 92


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search