Textile, Garment and Clothing Workers Union (TGCWU)
Founded in 2013, this is the first women-led labour union in a Sri Lankan Free Trade Zone (FTZ). The union represents women workers in the textile, garment and clothing industries. TGCWU works to promote and protect the labour rights of women garment factory workers, including their right to occupational health and safety, a minimum wage and access to leave entitlements. Through training and information sharing, the union campaigns for a non-discriminatory work culture and strengthens workers’ abilities to respond to unfair or illegal treatment, such as violence and sexual harassment.