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Women work like machines in India’s textile mills, says union leader

Indian girls are forced to work long hours in textile mills

By: Eastern Eye Staff

Rajaram Paritha is on a mission. The 35-year-old tailor wants to be the voice of every young girl who is lured with the promise of big money to work in textile mills in southern India’s Tamil Nadu and then exploited and abused. Head of the all-women Tamil Nadu Textile and Common Labour Union (TTCU), Paritha uses her experience as a factory worker to challenge forms of exploitation such a debt bondage, long hours and sexual abuse in the garment and textile industry. “Workers have to come together like they did a few days back … against the government’s controversial government…

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