Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Weavers demand better wages
Weavers demand better wages
19
Jan '11
Over 30,000 powerloom units remained closed on January 18. The law and order situation remained tense in Sayan, Varachha, Kapodara as well as Katargam areas of Surat and most of the textile mills were compelled by the agitating workers to close down in Pandesara on the second consecutive day of the agitation.

The workers from the textile industrial belt of Surat had called an agitation on the issue of wage hike. The agitation took off from Sayan last week and then reached the other industrial agglomerations of Surat. Around 1,000 powerloom units in the industrial belt were compelled to shut down by the workers demonstrating on January 17.

Several thousand workers gathered in various industrial agglomerations and they took out rallies in support of their demands. The agitating workers have been demanding wages at par with the wages that are earned by the workers in other industries in Surat. The workers also demanded that they should be paid on the basis of the length of the fabric which they weave. The ongoing agitation does not have the support of any association or committee.

Textile workers generally earn between Rs 5,000 and Rs 6,000 every month. These workers have put forward their demand that their wages should be raised by 50 paise per metre so that they can earn Rs 7,000 to Rs 8,000 every month. Besides, the workers working in these unregistered textile units do not enjoy any labor welfare benefits.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India

Must ReadView All

Apparel/Garments | On 28th Feb 2017

Delta Galil's Q4 operating profit jumps 80%

In the three months to December 31, 2016, operating profit at apparel ...

View of YiwuTex 2016; Courtesy: YiwuTex

Textiles | On 28th Feb 2017

Smart knitting system to grace 18th YiwuTex 2017

The thematic functional knitting machinery zone at the 18th YiwuTex...

Textiles | On 28th Feb 2017

Over 100 exhibitors expected to participate in IATF

Over a 100 exhibitors are expected to showcase their products at the...

Interviews View All

Anavila Misra
Anavila Collection

Fashion shows are also encouraging and highlighting sustainable fashion

Claudia Kersten
Global Organic Textile Standard

‘GOTS is a very efficient supply chain management tool, especially for...

Poojaa Kumar Deepak
Zeven

Zeven's performance sports apparel is designed for the Indian body type,...

Giorgio Mantovani
Corman S.p.A

Giorgio Mantovani, MD of Corman, with a presence in both Milano and New...

Silke Brand-Kirsch
Schlegel und Partner

Silke Brand-Kirsch, executive partner of Schlegel und Partner, a leading...

Mohammad Hassan
Biax Fiberfilm

About one in every 20 patients picks up an infection while hospitalised....

Mike Hoffman
Gildan Activewear SRL

Gildan Activewear, a manufacturer and marketer of branded clothing and...

Ritu Kumar
Label Ritu Kumar

‘Classics will return’ "There are a lot of people wearing western clothes ...

Robert Brunner
Devereux

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

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
February 2017

February 2017

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

SUBSCRIBE


Browse Our Archives

GO


eNEWS
Insights
Subscribe today and get the latest News update in your mail box.
Advanced Search