The festivities have begun in India and the biggest festival is just around the corner. This has however become a cause of concern for the Tirupur Exporters’ Association (TEA). The apparel exporters in the region believe that employees avail long leaves during festivals such as Diwali, which impacts the productivity at knitwear manufacturing units.
The apparel body is concerned that the delay in delivery schedule may lead to cancellation of orders which will have a cascading effect on the working capital of the garment exporters.
TEA reportedly stated that the negatives will give the benefit to the competing markets like Bangladesh.
Raja M Shanmugham, President, TEA said, “It is the right time for all exporting units to inform employees about reality and convince them as to how they can contribute in the betterment of their unit by taking two or three days leave after Diwali instead of ten to fifteen days leave at a stretch and letting all utilities remain idle with a loss of productivity.”
The association has even issued a notification to the member units, asking them to make the workers understand the fact and get the expected cooperation for the smooth functioning of their units.
A message has also been sent to the Knitwear Stakeholders Association to advice their members seeking cooperation.
The aim is to make the festival season a gala time for the units to make the most of it. TEA understands that workers are the backbone of any unit and has hence want them to support and fight hardships.