Women urged to join trade unions

CPI national executive committee member and AITUC State general secretary Kanam Rajendran has called for ensuring greater participation of women in trade unions.

Inaugurating the delegates’ meet of the NREG Workers Federation, affiliated to the AITUC, organised in connection with its State conference here on Sunday, Mr. Rajendran expressed dismay over the low attendance of female delegates in the session.

While nearly 95 per cent of workers employed in the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) scheme are women, the top echelons of the union remained male-dominated.

Women must be encouraged into the top tiers of trade unionism, he said.

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