Garment company denies allegations

  In a letter to Nina Nayak, Chairperson of the Commission, Rangaraj, Vice President of Human Resource and Compliance, Bombay Rayon Fashions Limited, has stated “As an organisation complying to not just national but also international labour welfare norms and standards, Bombay Rayon has always adopted a policy of constant endeavours in improving working environment and providing employment to nearly a workforce of 20000 people, which in itself is a commendable Social initiative.”

The letter further states, “We also would like to inform you that Bombay Rayon Fashions Limited has its own Compliance Standards and we strictly follow the same, since we as an organisation are subject to Compliance Audits from our buyers,the standards of which are more stringent, and business is critical for us.”

A former garment worker and an activist at the public hearing had said that girls were being brought from Andhra Pradesh to work in garment factories for a sum of Rs 1,500 a month, housed in hostels and kept under guard.

The public hearing also heard grievances from women working in different garment factories.

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