Women workers work life balance in garment industries a sociological study in Bangalore City
Ramanjaniah BK, Dr. C Somashekher
Indian sub-continent is the second largest manufacturer of garments after China being the global leader in garment production. India is known for its high quality garments for men and most of the garment manufacturers are in the Small and Medium scale industry. Bengaluru popularly known as Garden city, Silicon city and Garment city. It is having 1000 to 1500 big, medium and small garment factories, almost 5 lakh workers working. Women workers are 85% among them who are migrated from rural areas of Karnataka and neighboring states of Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu. They will come to Bengaluru with a lot of dreams that they are working women’s and they can earn their women rather than depending on parents, family, monsoon or periodical wages. They live in the small rented houses. Beginning is colorful later the pressures from all sides will start and make their life miserable. This industry which mainly employs women, is rampant with all known forms of exploitation. Extreme work pressures, unsecured job, absence of essential facilities, extended working hours without sufficient Over Time allowance, denial of leave, bonus, gratuity, PF (Provident Fund), ESI (Employee State Insurance), which have all added to the depressed existence of these women in the city.
Ramanjaniah BK, Dr. C Somashekher. Women workers work life balance in garment industries a sociological study in Bangalore City. International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development, Volume 5, Issue 10, 2018, Pages 91-96