Garment tribunal verdict finds systematic human rights abuse

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The verdict of a tribunal to assess human rights abuses faced by workers in the Indian garment industry was announced today in Bangalore.

Judges found overwhelming evidence of ‘grave and systematic violations of individual and collective human rights’ suffered by garment workers and called for immediate action to be taken by a variety of stakeholders.

The verdict follows a two day hearing in which over 250 garment workers from Gurgaon, Tirupur and Bangalore gathered to give evidence pointing to the fact that a living wage and decent working conditions are a pressing necessity in the industry. Continue reading