TAILOR-MADE LIVES: Accidents and Discontent among the Garment Industry Workers in Udyog Vihar, Haryana
On 12 February 2015, hundreds of workers of garment factories at Udyog Vihar, Gurgaon, came out on the streets and pelted stones at some of the garment factory buildings in response to the rumour of the death of a fellow worker. The incident was widely reported in national newspapers. This prompted People's Union for Democratic Rights (PUDR) and Perspectives to undertake a joint fact finding in this incident. In the course of the fact-finding, the team was presented with a chance to get an insight into the world of garment industry workers of Udyog Vihar. The team explored the working and living conditions of workers, and their connection, if any, with the recurring incidents of attacks and accidents.
Keywords: Gurgaon, Udyog Vihar, Kapashera, Garment Industry, factory, incident, accident, vulnerability, precariousness, Workers, Gaurav International, Chain System, Assemby line production, global capital, master, tailor, helper, sampler, sampler, sampling deparment, monthly salary, Minumum wage, Overtime,