Programme National People’s Tribunal Bangalore 22-25 Nov 2012

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22nd November, Thursday

Venue: Krishna Raja Parishanmandir, Kannada Sahitya  Parishat, Pampa Mahakavi Road,
Chamarajpet, Bangalore

9:00-10:15 am – Registration of participants

Tea

10:15-10:30 am – Welcome Address

Deepa, Munnade

10:30-10:45 am – Invocation Song

10:45-11:00 am – Introduction to the Bangalore Organising Committee

Pratibha, Garment and Textile Workers Unions (GATWU)

11:00-11:15 am – Introduction to the National Tribunal and Jury Members

                                 Anannya Bhattacharjee, International Coordinator, Asia Floor Wage Alliance

11:15-1:00 pm – Testimonies of garment workers from Gurgaon, Tirupur, Chennai, Bangalore

1:00-2:00 pm – Lunch Break

2:00 -2:20 pm – Expert Presentation: Sumangali

                              R. Ramesh, SAVE, Tirupur

2.20 – 2.40 pm – Provisions for Garment Workers under Government Schemes

                              Gurudas M Bhat, Additional Labour Commissioner (Karnataka)  

2:40 -3 pm –      Statement from Brand: H&M

                            Niklas Klingh, Country Manager-India & Tobias Fischer, Relations Sustainability Manager      

3:00-3:30 pm – Tea/Coffee

3:30-3:50 pm – Songs by union representatives

3.50-4 pm –  Statement of Brand: Adidas

4-4.20 pm-  Presentation by Global Union Federation: IndustriALL

                      Sudharshan Rao Sarde, Regional Secretary                      

4.20-4.40 pm – Expert Presentation: Garment Industry

                            Vijay Bhaskar, Madras Institute for Development Studies

4.40 – 5 pm – Union Submission: HMKP

                          Michael Fernandes, President

5 – 5.10 pm – Closing Remarks

                          Pratibha, GATWU

November 23rd, Fridy

Venue: Krishna Raja Parishanmandir, Kannada Sahitya  Parishat, Pampa Mahakavi Road,
Chamarajpet, Bangalore

9:00-10:00 am – Registration and Tea

10:00-10:15 am – Screening of Digital Story on Lives of Garment Workers

                                 Ekta, Maraa

10:15- 10:35 am – Expert Presentation: Labour Laws

                                 V. Prakash, Supreme Court Advocate, Chennai

10.35-10.55 am – Expert Presentation: Asia Floor Wage

                                Jeroen Merk, Asia Floor Wage Alliance

10.55 –11.15 am – Expert Presentation: Gender And Labour

                                 Nandita Dhawan, Professor, School of Women’s Studies, Jadavpur University

11.15-12.15 pm – Union Submissions:

CITU (Meenakshi Sundaram, Secretary-Karnataka State Committee)

INTUC (N.M. Mudappa, Vice President-Karnataka)

NTUI (Ashim Roy, General Secretary)

12.15 pm – 1.15pm – People’s Advocate Group’s Summation

1.15 – 1.30 pm – Vote of Thanks and Closing Remarks

                                 Sebastian, KGWU

Verdict Day

November 25th, Sunday

Venue: “UNNATI’ Auditorium, Pampa Mahakavi Road, Shankara Puram, Next to National College Swimming Pool, Bangalore

10:00-11:00 – Registration and Tea

11:00-11:10 – Welcome & Moderator

                           Pratibha, GATWU

11:10-12:40 pm – Announcement of Verdict

                                Presented by Jury Members 

                                Kannada Summary by Nandini

12:40 -1:10 pm – Receipt of Verdict by Government Official

1:10-1:45 pm – Open House for Q and A

1:45 – 2:00 pm – Vote of Thanks and Closing Remarks

                               Sebastian, KGWU

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