Garment workers allege assault by employers

Register complaint against the management

Madanayakanahalli police have registered a complaint against the management of a garment factory in Kachohalli for allegedly beating up their workers.

The complaint was registered after members of the Karnataka Garment Workers Union, along with employees, approached the police.

Sebastian Devaraj, member of the Karnataka Garment Workers' Association, told The Hindu that nine workers were assaulted by the factory management, which took offence to them being involved with the association. The workers had recently signed their consent for the association to represent their issues.

On April 2, the association members had sent a letter to the management seeking an appointment. On Tuesday, members of the management picked a fight with some of the workers, asking them to withdraw their support to the association.

On Wednesday, one of the employees who went to meet the management was thrashed, Sebastian alleged.

Upon getting to know about this, several others also went to meet the management members; they were also allegedly beaten up. A majority of them were women, he added.

One of the injured, Tayamma, has been admitted to a hospital. The association members alleged that the workers were facing several issues, including sexual harassment.

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