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Trade unions’ federation to organise Working Women Congress in Panama City in March

LN Revathy Coimbatore | Updated on February 12, 2018 Published on February 12, 2018

The economic crisis of recent years, which had deteriorated workers' life in general, had made the life of working women even more difficult. The participation of working women in organised struggles by the trade unions was poor and this situation made it more difficult, observed C H Venkatachalam General Secretary, All India Bank Employees’ Association (AIBEA).

“Women face a higher unemployment rate, even while they account for the majority of workers in informal employment. World over, women represent 40 per cent of the labour force and 57 per cent of part-time workers which, in turn, limits their access to social and maternity protection services. Such issues can be solved through organised struggle for their rights” he said and added that the forthcoming event would provide a platform for such women to exchange their experience as also help improve their work-life balance through discussions.

Lalita Joshi, Joint Secretary, AIBEA and Vice-President of the Maharashtra State Bank Employees’ Federation and B Vijayal, Central Committee Member of the AIBEA and Vice-President of the Tamilnadu Bank Employees’ Federation, are to participate in the event as AIBEA delegates, Venkatachalam said.

Published on February 12, 2018
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