The Tirupur Power Table Owners Association that run around 2,000 knitwear stitching units in Tirupur, began an indefinite shutdown on Friday in protest against the alleged non-implementation of the recent raise in job work charges signed by them with hosiery manufacturers.


The association sources said that according to the recent three-year pact signed with the South India Hosiery Manufacturers Association (SIHMA), it was agreed for a 21 per cent raise in job work charges with effect from September 16.

But, many hosiery manufacturing units were not giving the job work charges at the revised slabs and hence, decided to go on strike, power table unit owners added.

The members of the association carries out stitching, ironing, and finishing processes involved in the production of banyans, trousers, and undergarments, among few other items, produced by SIHMA-affiliated units for apparel customers within the country.

Condemning the strike, the SIHMA secretary V. Ponnusamy said they went on strike all of a sudden without giving a notice in advance.

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