We are happy to inform that Com M Girija, Joint secretary,SZIEF has been elected as joint convenor of CITU-TN working women coordination committee in its 9th state conference held at Erode on 6 th and 7th October 2010.
Her election to the state leadership of working women coordination committee is proud for us and SZIEF congratulates Com M Girija for the new assignment given to her.
Com R S Shenbagam (Tirunelveli) and Com Shanthi ( Namakkal) who attended the conference as the delegates from their respective districts. Com N Anandaselvi Vice President, SZIEF and Com Usha (Tiruchengode) attended as delegates from Life insurance sector. Com N Anandaselvi has been elected as the member of state committee again. Com B Kavimani, ( North Chennai) Com R S Shenbagam ( Tirunelveli) and Shanthi (Namakkal) are elected to the new state committee from their districts.
On 5th a huge rally was carried out in Erode, in which 15 Women comrades of Salem division participated.
SZIEF congratulates all our women comrades who took part in the 9th state conference of the CITU-TN working women coordination commiittee.
CITU women members take out procession
Staff Reporter (COURTESY: THE HINDU- OCT 6,2010)
Ensure trade union rights: A.K. Padmanabhan
— PHOTO: M. GOVARTHAN
Expressing solidarity: Members of the Working Women Co-ordination Committee, CITU, taking out a procession in Erode on Tuesday to mark the beginning of their State- level conference.
ERODE: Members of the Working Women Co-ordination Committee of Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU) took out a massive procession here on Tuesday to mark the beginning of their State- level conference. The procession was led by CITU All India President A.K. Padmanabhan.
Members raised slogans urging the government to ensure eight-hour work for all the women employed in both the government and the private sectors in the State. Concerted efforts should be taken up to curb sexual harassment at work places and provide equal pay for equal work.
The State has over 1.14 crore women working in the government and private sectors.
Of them, over 1 crore women were employed in the unorganised sectors and were facing a number of issues. Despite repeated representations, the government has failed to initiate concrete efforts to sort of the issues faced by the women employees.
The conference would discuss various issues faced by the women at their work places, they added. Later talking to presspersons, Mr. Padmanabhan called upon the State government to initiate concrete efforts to facilitate the recognition of trade unions by the managements of industrial and business establishments.
The State government had earlier made an announcement in this regard in the legislative assembly that it would ensure trade union rights.
The CITU and the left parties would represent this issue again in the legislative assembly and urge the government to ensure that the recognition of trade unions a mandatory for the industrial and business establishments, he said.
Mr. Padmanabhan alleged that the Central government continued to remain silent about the violation of labour laws set by the International Labour Organisation, to which India is a party. The government should initiate steps to protect the welfare of the labourers.
He also wanted the Tamil Nadu government to ensure proper functioning of the welfare boards established for workers.