Logg Basics, Worldline
Exports, Rajesh Kataria Exports and few other Group
companies are into exports of Garments from India and
show a massive turnover. Though they employ over 2000
employees (at times) all labour charges are shown in
These companies employ child labour, Exploit
Employees by making them work for 16 hours a day, do
NOT pay Provident fund or Employees State Insurance
fund, also they pay salaries less than half of the
amount as per the orders of the Labour Ministry of
the State of Maharashtra.
These are firms into garment exports and their
addresses are flat 1, Krishna Nivas, Paul Road,
Bombay 4000 50 and Flat 2, Krishna Nivas, Dominic
Road, Bombay 400 050. They also have a 3000 sg ft
office at Safed pool, nr Saki naka, Andher E, whose
address I do not have. And at least 10, 000 sq ft of
One of the partners residential address is Rajesh
Kataria, 6th floor, Linkway Building,
14th Road, Khar W Mumbai 400 052. The other partner
is Ms Asha Sainani
These companies are being investigated by different
wings of the Government of India, after complaints
were filed against them by Human Rights Groups.
Buyers from Eourope, America and other countries are
cautioned not to deal with these Garment Exporting
firms from India
for more information about the
above companies, write to firstname.lastname@example.org
High Street, Low Standards
A British weekly had reported last
month how a factory in Gurgaon,which had ties with
Marks & Spencer,was flouting working conditions
According to the report,workers were paid as little
as 26 pence per hour and forced to work excess
overtime M&S has terminated its ties with Viva
Global for commercial reasons.
Marks & Spencer snaps ties
with Gurgaon plant
London: After a British weeklys revelation that a
Gurgaon-based factory,which had ties with British
retail major Marks & Spencer,was flouting working
conditions,the retail giant has stopped placing
orders with the factory.
However,M&S said it had stopped
placing orders with Viva Global in Gurgaon for
Details of the working conditions
in the Viva Global factory were mentioned in an
expose by The Observer in August.
These included allegedly paying
workers as little as 26 pence an hour and forcing
them to work excessive overtime.M&S says it has
now dropped the company for commercial reasons,but
has remained in contact attempting to resolve the
It denies that workers have
suffered intimidation,the leading weekly reported on
The Observer investigation focused
on two factories in Gurgaon,one used by M&S and
the other by Gap and Next,and found staff working up
to 16 hours a day.
All the retailers launched
inquiries into the abuses and pledged to end
excessive overtime.Next said it had found the
situation to be deplorable and added the chairman of
the Indian company it uses has apologised and
promised to make amends,blaming demand for workers at
the forthcoming Commonwealth Games in Delhi for
leaving factories short of staff.
Gap,which uses the same factory as
Next, confirmed it had found wage violations and gave
its supplier a deadline of Saturday midnight to repay
workers who lost out.
M&S said it had found examples
of excessive overtime being worked earlier in the
year,but it had tackled the problem.Its own audits
also flagged up other problems,which it described as
highrisk issues in documentation and conditions.
The weekly reported that the
British campaign group Labour Behind the Label spoke
to workers and claimed that 16 women were hurt in
clashes outside the gates.
In a statement,the group said that
the clashes followed several months of campaigning by
the Garment and Allied Workers Union to get
improvements in conditions at Viva Global.Workers
complained of excessive and forced overtime,low
wages,lack of water to drink and in the toilets.
In a statement,M&S said it had
conducted its own investigation into the allegations
and could find no evidence to substantiate the claims
being made against Viva Global.A spokesman said:
M&S no longer sources from Viva Global.For
commercial reasons only,we have not placed any orders
with this factory since May and have no pending
orders.All M&S production ended in August.