INDIA: Garment Manufacturers Go On Indefinite Strike
The Indian government's decision to impose a 16 per cent excise duty on branded clothing has been met with calls for an indefinite strike by garment manufacturers and wholesalers in Delhi and the western metropolis of Mumbai. The strike, which started last Friday, was backed by the All India Garment Manufacturers and Wholesalers Association (AIGMWA), who claim that the new excise duty will destroy the country's garment industry.
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