TTCU Demands

  • TheSumangali / camp cooliee system should be abolished in Tamil naduand girl children below 18 years of age should be rehabilitated and united with their parents.
  • Workers shall be made permanent who have worked for 480 days in two years, as per Tamil Nadu Industrial Establishments (Conferment of Permanent Status to Workmen ) Act, 1981.
  • Persons below 18 years shall be considered as Child and no persons below 18 years shall be employed under any circumstances.  The differences in defining the age of a child in various acts shall be resolved.
  • As per the Apprentices Act 1961, only 10% of total work force shall be allowed to have apprentices.  The child labors below the age of 14 should be viewed seriously by the District Administration and employers should be brought under the violations of Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act 1986.  No children under 14 years of age should be employed as Apprentice.
  • The existing contracts of girl workers should be made null and void and make them as legal workers according to law.  Overtime wages and minimum wages need to be regularized.  Establish workers committee with due representation from all sections of employees.
  • Proper recruitment and employment policy should be framed and enforced by the industries.  Set up monitoring committee including Trade Unions, PRI members and women activists to oversee the performance and inspect the facilities provided in Hostels.

  • Preference need to be given to women workers of local residents in employment with all statutory provisions.
  • The complaint mechanism should be adequate to provide, where necessary, a Complaints Committee, a special counselor or other support service, including the maintenance of confidentiality.  The Complaints Committee should be headed by a woman and to prevent the possibility of any undue pressure or influence from senior levels, such Complaints Committee should involve a third party, either NGO or other body who is familiar with the issue.
  • Women supervisors need to be appointed where women are employed and during night shifts as well.  Hostel and accommodation facility should be in proportion to the number of employees.  Young women employees should have access to their family and freedom of movement without any restriction from guard.
  • Inquiry by appropriate government body on the accidents / deaths happened in textile and garment industries need to be conducted to bring justice to the victims and their families.  Legal proceedings should be initiated against the guilty and compensation to such victims has to be provided.
  • The government of Tamil Nadu should constitute a District level committee under the Chairmanship of district collectors with the participation of civil society organizations and labour unions and the committee should inspect textile and garment mills to prevent violations in terms of labour rights and provisions.
  • The law enforcement authorities should ensure better work environment for the women workers in terms of work load, overtime, minimum wages, compensation, harassment and occupational hazards.