‘MNCs exploiting textile sector workers’

Textile workers have always been victims of multi-national companies as many such firms try only at sourcing apparels at cheapest prices without looking into social security of labourers globally, according to Mats Svensson, trade unionist and International Secretary of Leadership in Swedish trade union ‘IF Metall’.

“It is a concern that most of the multi-national companies are exploiting the textile sector workers with the help of many entrepreneurs in the respective countries from where they buy the garments,” he said.

Mr. Svensson was speaking at a conference organised by the Indian National Textile Workers Federation here on Sunday.


According to him, the multi-national firms display very less obligation when it comes to the workers with Sweden being a classic example.

Naishadh Desai, national president of INTUC-affiliated Indian National Textile, Garment and Leather Workers Federation, P. Gopi, president of District Congress Committee (Tirupur rural), and senior trade union leaders from Tirupur district, addressed textile workers.

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