Tackling bonded labour in Tamil NaduListen /
In India’s Tamil Nadu state, thousands of people desperate for money are offered advance payments to work in the region’s many brick kilns. According to the International Labour Organization (ILO), while this system has worked well enough in the past for both employers and workers, many workers run the risk of ‘debt bondage’ because they cannot leave the worksite until they repay the advance in full.
To improve the situation, the ILO is working with the government and employers, and showing workers how they can take more control of their own lives.
Beng Poblete-Enriquez reports.