Article by Varsha Torgalkar and Anrike Visser.
Pictures by Varsha Torgalkar.
Editing by Mike Tatarski and Anrike Visser.
“I have been working for 12 hours, from 7 pm to 7 am daily, as a private security guard. I work 30 days in a row without any days off. After 30 days I visit my wife in our village for 4 or 5 days. G4S India, [my] employer, does not give me a weekly off day or paid public holidays,” said Damor Chhanabhai Arjunbhai, age 23.
He works for G4S India, a private security firm, and is currently deployed at Motherson Automotive Technologies & Engineering (MATE) in Sanand, an industrial hub near the city of Ahmedabad in Gujarat. MATE is a division of Motherson Sumi Systems Ltd (MSSL), which supplies moulded parts, assemblies and modules to the Indian automotive industry.