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The hijab ban aftermath: Over 400 Muslim girls in Udupi colleges stay out of class

The hijab ban aftermath: Over 400 Muslim girls in Udupi colleges stay out of class

STUDENTS AND POLICE OUTSIDE MGM COLLEGE, UDUPI At least 232 girls studying in degree colleges and 183 girls studying in PU colleges are missing classes and examinations over the hijab row in Udupi district. MONDAY, MARCH 21, 2022 Prajwal Bhat  It is 12 pm. The sun is directly over Afsana’s head as she stands in front of her college gates. It is the third hour of classes and through the window, she can see the faces of her classmates. She can even work out that they are revising their final psychology lesson.  But Afsana Piyaji, 20, and four of her…
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POSITION OF CMU AND UFL ON THE RECENTLY SIGNED MOU AMONG JAAF AND THREE TRADE UNIONS

POSITION OF CMU AND UFL ON THE RECENTLY SIGNED MOU AMONG JAAF AND THREE TRADE UNIONS

16th February, 2022 POSITION OF CMU AND UFL ON THE RECENTLY SIGNED MOU AMONG JAAF AND THREE TRADE UNIONS The Ceylon Mercantile Industrial and General Workers’ Union(CMU) and the United Federation of Labour (UFL) representing over 10,000 workers in Sri Lanka write this letter to  share our deep concerns regarding the recent Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed between Sri Lankan employer association Joint Apparel Association Forum (JAAF) and three trade unions. MOUs such as the above, despite having little ability to override existing labour laws could have still been an opening for industry wide consensus between Employers in the Garment Sector and Trade Unions. However the…
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