The disputes over the alleged non-adherence to the recently signed agreement on job work charges cropped up between the Tirupur Power Table Owners Association (TPTOA) and the South India Hosiery Manufacturers Association (SIHMA) has been resolved following the mediation of Collector G. Govindaraj.

The indefinite strike observed by TPTOA member units was withdrawn soon after the talks ended on Sunday.

Revised slabs

Around 2,000 stitching units, affiliated to TPTOA, commenced an indefinite strike on Friday stating that many hosiery units were not paying the job work charges to them at the revised slabs that came into existence from September 16.

The agreement revising the job work charges by 21 per cent, signed between the two associations, were applicable till April 30, 2016.


In the talks held with the District Collector, those hosiery units which did not pay the job work charges at the enhanced rates gave an assurance that the clauses in the new agreement would be implemented with immediate effect.

The units would also clear the dues from September 16.