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Textile units urged to register hostels for workers

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Textile units in the State that have accommodation facilities for their workers on their premises should register the hostels, said Kannagi Packianathan, Chairperson of the Tamil Nadu State Women Commission.

Inaugurating a workshop here on Friday on “Tamil Nadu Multi Stake Holder Dialogue - Developing Best Practices Model in Textile Industry”, organised by the District Social Welfare Department and Community Awareness Research Education Trust, she said women workers should have protection at work places. They were under stress after long working hours. The textile units should provide good food, the required rest, and freedom of movement to the women staying in the hostels and make them feel at home. They need to be protected under the law. The Commission recently conducted a public hearing in Chennai for textile workers. The textile units should abide by the Government regulations and should register the hostels, she said.

K. Jagadeesan, Additional Director of Industrial Safety and Health, Coimbatore, said the Social Welfare Department would complete the formalities to register the hostels. The mills should make use of this opportunity. According to P. Thangamani, Coimbatore District Welfare Officer, the units that had not registered the hostels so far could approach the department for assistance.

Representatives of 45 textile units participated in the workshop.

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