Bengalureans are dealing with a range of problems arising from the lockdown – rising food prices, restrictions in accessing essential commodities, job insecurity and difficulty paying rent. Read the updates on these issues, in our weekly roundup.
While most workers in Karnataka now get minimum wages of Rs 11,557 per month, garment factory workers are still paid Rs 7000-8000. State government has not increased their wages as per the law, or even after a recent court order
Why did the garment workers protest in April 2016, against new provident fund rules? How was the protest handled by the state, and what did the protesters who were arrested undergo? PUCL published a fact-finding report.