Coimbatore: Talks for revision of wages for powerloom unit weavers who do job working orders for master weavers in Coimbatore are to be held after a long delay on Monday. Similar talks are slated for weavers in Tirupur on July 29.
Weavers hope to reach an agreement for better wage hike during the talks to be held by the labour department officials.

The job working powerloom weavers take orders from master weavers and deliver to the requirements of the latter. The job working weavers had submitted a petition to district administrations several times and did so once again last week.

The weavers said that the wages were revised for them last time in 2014. Though the job working weavers and master weavers revise the agreements every three years, the wages were not revised since 2014. On the contrary, the wages were reduced over time citing various issues including the pandemic situation. Meanwhile, the input costs and maintenance expenditure have risen manifold during the intervening period.

President of Coimbatore and Tirupur Job Working Powerloom Owner Association C Palaniswamy said that they have sought for a 60% hike from the wages fixed in 2014.

The talks are set to be held at the labour department office in Coimbatore.