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Solidarity kitchens on the move in Sri Lanka

Garment workers who have lost jobs as a result of the economic and political crisis in Sri Lanka can now gather together over free meals and discuss their issues. The second Solidarity Kitchen was opened last month in Biyagama Free Trade Zone (FTZ) by the FTZ &  General Services Employees Union.

These workers have been severely impacted by soaring inflation and the Union was concerned about reports that these women were forced to turn to sex work to survive. The plan is to extend this important programme, funded by UnionAID, to garment workers in different areas and zones. 

UnionAID supports democratic, worker-led organisations that help empower working people to improve their work and livelihoods through collective action.

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