MADURAIThe need for ensuring minimum wages for all the women employees working in garment factories and regularising their employment was stressed at the conference on ‘Securing living wages and decent work for female garment workers in Tamil Nadu’ here on Tuesday. The conference appealed to the government for repealing an order issued this year, which brought down the wages received by the workers at garment factories compared to what they were receiving in 2014. A. Naseer Ahamed, Member-Secretary, Tamil Nadu State Legal Services Authority, who inaugurated the conference, explained how affected workers can make use of TNSLA in getting their grievances redressed through legal means. The demands highlighted at the conference included minimum wages even for contractual workers and eliminating the disparity between salaries received by permanent and contractual employees as per the ‘equal pay for equal work’ principle. The conference was jointly organised by TNSLA, Justice Shivaraj V. Patil Foundation, and ActionAid.
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