CHENNAI, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Every morning since her factory reopened after lockdown in southern India last month, garment worker Radha has woken to the same dilemma; leave her two young children alone at home or miss out on a day’s pay.

Indian clothing factories resumed production eight weeks ago as the country’s coronavirus restrictions were eased, but they have kept their creches shut, leaving working parents in the lurch and forcing some to give up their jobs.

“Parents were called by the management and simply told to stop coming to work as creches would be closed… There was no discussion and many were forced to quit,” said Radha, 36, who goes by one name and works in Bengaluru, a major manufacturing hub in

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