Tell the Indian Government to stop companies stealing from workers' wages!
  • Petitioned Minister for Labour and Employment

This petition was delivered to:

Union Government of India
Minister for Labour and Employment
Haryana State
Minister for Labour and Employment

Tell the Indian Government to stop companies stealing from workers' wages!

    1. Petition by

      Mazdoor Ekta Manch

Have you ever looked beyond the brand name label on your clothes to consider the conditions in which they were made?

You’ve probably heard that garment workers in India are paid very low wages but did you ever imagine that the companies they work for would steal from these already low wages?! This is what is happening to garment workers in Gurgaon.

Workers have told us that they are not paid at the correct grade for the work they do, they are paid the single instead of double rate for the 50-60 hours of compulsory overtime they do each month, women are paid less than men for the same work and the money workers pay into social security funds disappears, leaving them unable to benefit from it. These are some of the ways in which wage theft takes place. Wage theft, on top of already low wages means that workers cannot survive on what they earn and go into debt in situations such as illness in their family or education for their children. We need your help to put an end to these illegal practices.

There are already laws in place to protect workers, now we need to ensure that these laws are enforced. Workers in Gurgaon are organising and have started a campaign to demand their rights. This petition gives consumers at the other end of the supply chain a chance to show solidarity with garment workers in Gurgaon and to support their struggle against wage theft as a step towards receiving a decent wage. To achieve this we need to remind brands, suppliers and the governments that consumers do care about the conditions in which our clothes are made. 

For more information on the campaign please see http://vetanchoribandkaro.wordpress.com/ 

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Reached 2,100 signatures
    2. We have reached our target!!!

      We have just passed 2000 signatures and so reached our target for this petition! Thank you so much to everyone who supported it. We will be meeting the Minister in the coming weeks and these signatures will really show the support behind our campaign and push him to start making changes in favour of workers' rights.

    3. Reached 2,000 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Anna Stuligross PITTSBURGH, PA
      • over 2 years ago

      I am signing because people deserve payment for what they do. To take such a basic right from a person is inexcusable.

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    • Terry Parkhurst SEATTLE, WA
      • over 2 years ago

      Workers in India are treated like indentured servants. At least, they should be paid in full.

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    • helen hamilton NORTHANTS, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 2 years ago

      because its wrong to take from the poor

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    • David W. Briggs MARION, MA
      • over 2 years ago

      To help stop greed and theft.

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    • Simone Morgen COLUMBUS, OH
      • over 2 years ago

      Wage theft is morally wrong

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