May Day Celebrations 2017

Initial planning: On 10th April the Garment Labour Union, GLU, held a meeting with the worker leaders for the preparation of May Day celebration. The meeting took place in our Peenya Road office, and about 45 worker leaders from 15 garment factories from the Peenya Cluster participated. The main points of discussion included: Whether the […]

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Women in Black – A silent protest

1 in 7 women in Bengaluru garment industry faced sexual violence in the workplace: Women in Black protest on International Working Women’s Day On 7 March, garment workers from Peenya Industrial Area came together to stand up against sexual violence in the workplace, to mark International Working Women’s Day. Women wore black and silently protested, in […]

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Fifth Year Anniversary and International Human Rights Day Public Event: Garment Labor Union (GLU) and Munnade

In order to build the collective strength of workers in the garment sector and to ensure for them a life with dignity and security, Garment Labour Union (GLU) and Munnade was established five years ago.  To commemorate the five years of their existence, reflect on the journey made, celebrate the success and learn from the […]

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The Garment Workers’ Leaderless Strike: Frustration Brims Over – compiled by Anita Cheria based on an a conversation with Yashodha PH, ex-garment worker, President of Munnade

The garment workers’ protests in Bangalore exposed the underbelly of India’s Silicon Valley, where the millionaire class of the software industry live cheek by jowl with—and in absolute ignorance of—the other half who live and work in almost slave like conditions. About 800,000 of these invisible workers (about 80% of whom are women) are in […]

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Garment Labour Union May Day Celebration 2016

Garment Labour union celebrated Labours Day in Laggere on May 1st, Sunday with the participation of 1000 Garment workers in the rally and in the public meeting with all the 4 demands mentioned below. Central government should immediately withdraw the changes in the labour laws. Government should fix living wages to the workers. Harassment free […]

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GLU & Cividep India participate in Amnesty International India’s Ready to Report Project

Women’s Day this year marked a relevant step forward in strengthening ties between Women and the Police Department. On March 8th, Amnesty International India, Garment Labour Union, Cividep India, Samvada and other related communities came together for a meaningful exchange of ideas on underreporting of sexual violence against women, along with the Bangalore Police. The […]

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Women’s Day Press Release Sexual Harassment at Workplace (PPR) Act

RTI shocker: Even after two years there’s no information, clarity or responsibility; neither from the women’s commission, nor the labour department, nor DC! To understand the response of the Government of Karnataka to the provisions of the Sexual Harassment at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act 2013, Garment Labour Union (GLU) requested information regarding the implementation […]

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Karnataka State Wages and Allowances in the Garment Sector in Bangalore (CIVIDEP- India and Garment Labour Union)

This briefing paper aims to give an overview of the wage situation in the garment industry in Bangalore, with a focus on wage allowances like the dearness allowance (DA), which are given to workers in the garment sector. Download Here: Karnataka State Wages and Allowances in the Garment Sector in Bangalore (Cividep – India and Garment […]

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2nd September 2015, Garment Labour Union (GLU) strike with over 25000 workers on the streets of Peenya Industrial Area.

The Garment Labour Union(GLU) conducted a strike on September 2nd 2015 in the Peenya Industrial Area, 15 factories were forced to close down for the day as twenty five thousand workers participated in the rally and the public meeting.

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Labour Law Awarness Program

Organised by Garment Labour Union in coordination with AMRC The training program disseminated information with special focus on awareness about labour laws highlighting provisions with regard to PF, ESI, Worker’s compensation Act, norms for factory closure, Sexual harassment at workplace Act (Prevention, Prohibition, Redressal ),2013. Date 17/8/2014 Timings 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM Resource person […]

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