Awareness Cum Sensitization Programme For Promotion Of Responsible Migration In Garment Supply Chain, Ranchi (Jharkhand)

Awareness Cum Sensitization Programme For Promotion Of Responsible Migration In Garment Supply Chain, Ranchi (Jharkhand)

As part of Promoting Responsible Migration in Garment Supply Chain’, Change Alliance organised two days training and awareness programmes for Phia Foundation Team, Migrant factory workers and Management Team of Orient Craft and Arvind Mills in Ranchi, Jharkhand. The project is being supported by the British High Commission and Marks and Spencer to promote Responsible Migration processes and make the service providers accountable to the workers engaged in the value chain in the garment sector.  

In two days (23- 24 September) capacity building programme, Dr. Archana Shukla, Change Alliance built the capacities of Phia team on interstate migrant Act, its provisions, bonded labour, child labour, gender equality and prevention of sexual harassment at workplace through sharing of the information and having participatory discussions and learning.

Nukkad Natak  team was assisted with the content and issues to highlight the issues of safe migration during the performance for factory workers. Various IEC material shared by CAPL were used to make workers aware of their rights, legal provision with special reference to the Interstate Migrant Act to ensure safe migration.

Later, Nukkad Natak activity was organized for the workers in two factories- Orient Craft Limited and Arvind Mills on 23 and 24 September for hands-on experience (in Ranchi, Jharkhand) with the objective of imparting awareness on Prevention of Sexual Harassment at Workplace Act 2013, social schemes, Inter-State migration act, anti-human trafficking, bonded and forced labor, and other rights and entitlements, as required.

Under ‘Promoting Responsible Migration in Garment Supply Chain’ Project Supported by the British High Commission and Marks and Spenser the training sessions and awareness-building activity was divided into two sessions:

  • Training and awareness building for Factory Workers
  • Training and awareness building for Senior management units

Phia Foundation used formal discussion, presentation and engaged local Street Play team for general awareness on the issues pertaining to distress migration, human trafficking and issues inside the factories, POSH, Safeguard policies and remedial process.

The components that were covered during the training programme:

Awareness on labour provisions and policies: Protect labour rights and promote safe and secure working environments of all workers, including migrant workers, particularly women migrants, and those in precarious employment. Also ensuring Registration of Migrant Workers and maintenance of Passbook for Migrant Workers with their photographs, their Domicile Address Employers Details, Holidays, Allowances, wage details are maintained. Facilitate orderly, safe, regular and responsible migration and mobility of people, including through implementation of planned and well-managed migration policies.

Strengthening of Policy for Prevention of Sexual Harassment Act and Works Committee

  • Setting up Internal committees
  • Understanding the structure of the POSH Committee
  • Committee Members Roles and Responsibilities
  • Committee Members Selection Processes, etc.

Gender Equality and Non-Discrimination practices within the factory is promoted and supported.

Child Labour or Bonded and Forced Labour: Issues related to forced labour were also touched upon to respect the dignity of the factory staff at all levels.

Other facilities of the Garment Sector were also discussed to ensure that each worker is safe from all forms of exploitation, discrimination and earns its livelihood with dignity and self-respect:

  • To ensure regular payment of wages to such workmen;
  • To ensure equal pay for equal work irrespective of sex;
  • To ensure suitable conditions of work to such workmen having regard to the fact that they are required to work in a State different from their own State;
  • To provide and maintain suitable residential accommodation to such workmen during the period of their employment;
  • Ensure basic and decent amenities at work space.
Triumphant Start To 2021

Triumphant Start To 2021

24 girls were airlifted and rescued from Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu to Jharkhand on 15th Dec 2020. They approached the State Migrant Control Room under Department of Labour, Employment and Training, Government of Jharkhand to come back to Jharkhand. The girls from West...

Stranded In Karnataka: A Service Worker’s Story

Stranded In Karnataka: A Service Worker’s Story

Once the Control Room was set up by the Jharkhand government hundreds of calls started coming in each day in search of some form of relief. Surendra Yadav a native of Kubri village in Giridih District of Jharkhand was among the many people who had reached out to the...

A Dream Come True

A Dream Come True

At the Jharkhand Control Room, we have been counselling distressed migrant workers, students and other stranded people every day since we set up the helpline centre in April. So many people with so many different stories but all of them affected by one event- The Lockdown.

Sunil Minj Oraon – The Search For A Better Life

Sunil Minj Oraon – The Search For A Better Life

Sunil Minj Oraon an ambitious young man from Rolzara Village in Ormanjhi, Ranchi is a permanent resident of the State of Jharkhand. He grew up in relative poverty but was determined to work hard and achieve a level of financial stability to provide for himself and his family. Mr.

Across The Border- Stories Of Stranded Migrants From Bhutan

Across The Border- Stories Of Stranded Migrants From Bhutan

India has been suffering from the issues of migration for a very long time, and this pandemic has worsened it the most. The country had been in total lockdown due to the novel coronavirus, and the migrant workers were desperately waiting to go back home.

PHIA Foundation Team Comes To Rescue Stranded Migrants Of Jharkhand

PHIA Foundation Team Comes To Rescue Stranded Migrants Of Jharkhand

Response team received 31,776 calls for 9,33,505 stranded migrants. A dedicated team of PACS Network – Phia Foundation, Jharkhand, has been relentlessly working 24×7 to provide much needed help to thousands of migrants of the state, who are stuck because of the national lockdown

PHIA’s Intervention:

PHIA’s Intervention:

The need for immediate relief is crucial and must be undertaken at a greater pace and on a larger scale. PHIA Foundation is responding to support the affected communities Phia Foundation has joined hands with the Department of Labour, Employment & Training, Govt.

Global Handwashing Day 2019 – ‘Clean Hands For All’

Global Handwashing Day 2019 – ‘Clean Hands For All’

Global Handwashing Day is an annual global advocacy day dedicated to advocating for handwashing with soap as an easy, effective, and affordable way to prevent diseases and save lives. Global Handwashing Day is an opportunity to design, test, and replicate creative...