More than 500 garment factory workers staged a protest in front of the firm they worked for – ‘Shahi Exports’ situated in Kaggalipura after they learnt the unit was closing down and its machinery being shifted recently. Unit no. 29 of Shahi Exports situated in Pattareddypalya in Kaggalipura on Kanakapura main road had around 1,500 garment workers working for it earlier. All of them were women. A few days back the company stopped transport facilities and several people resigned, said one of the workers.

On recently, when workers came to work, they noticed that the machinery was being loaded onto a truck. The workers then staged a sit-in protest till 6 pm until the unit heads assured the Garments and Textile Workers Union (Gatwu) in front of the police that they will facilitate a meeting with the top management recently.