Women in saris in Tamil Nadu, which has just granted workers the right to sit. Photo: Getty Images
Women in saris in Tamil Nadu, which has just granted workers the right to sit. Photo: Getty Images

Indian women in Tamil Nadu just won the right to sit at work

  • Driven by the plight of shop workers forced to stand throughout their shifts, Tamil Nadu has followed Kerala in granting the right to sit at work
  • Working conditions in the state’s many textile and clothing units are notoriously poor. Toilet breaks and menstruation are among activities frowned upon as wasting time, workers say

Women in saris in Tamil Nadu, which has just granted workers the right to sit. Photo: Getty Images
Women in saris in Tamil Nadu, which has just granted workers the right to sit. Photo: Getty Images
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