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Women Rail Workers in NFIR (National Federation of Indian Railwaymen) play an Essential part in growth and rise of Modern Trade Union Movement. In the present times, there has been a Steady rise in the number of Working Women in Railways. Women Workers are no longer a ‘rare species’ in any of the spheres in Railways. But due to prolonged working hours and shift duties, women have less career progress in Railways as well as Transport Sectors.
Even though less in Number, Women Employees are doing their share of Work, under entirely novel conditions. The Wage-Earning Woman is always a Subject of priority and her attitude towards entering into Trade Unions always makes difference. But still women in working place have to confront with their male counterparts.
Parity between men and women in trade unions is still a long way off. Else, anyway this situation can be confronted by voluntary participation of women at gross root level.
NFIR’s Initiative: Drawing a picture of the trade union movement in terms of women's involvement is no easy task; General Secretary of NFIR Sri. M. Raghavaiah garu, through his untiring efforts enabled the Women Railway Workers to aspire higher positions in Trade Unions and a measure of respectability in the Railways. NFIR respected the Working Woman Interests and self-expression irrespective of their strength. This gave a hope and confidence among Women and thus started representation of their voice in all the affiliated Organizations of NFIR.
Care has been taken at the initial stages for increasing the Women membership, but still working women take little part in the work of Trade Union. NFIR is seeking to change the attitudes, to welcome more Rail Women and increase awareness for better participation in Trade Union activities. Ensuring that the Women Workers participation leads to Organizational Growth.
NFIR through its Collective bargaining and other consultative mechanisms, ( PNM/JCM ), even with representative forums has covered the women related issues right from the initial stages. The Main focus was made in the charter of demands of NFIR. Most of the Key issues highlighted were regarding implementation of industrial relations at plant level for women workers;
The demands raised by the Women Employees in Railways were referred and recommended by NFIR in the 6th Pay Commission, 2006. Now Women Employees are having the Fruits of the Success.
Many Clarifications were referred by NFIR regarding CCL to Railway Board, and subsequently all the Clarifications of CCL are in favor of Women Workers till date.
Grant of Travelling Allowance On Transfer
SCRE Sangh affirmed the importance of women's access to and participation in Sangh Activities hence gave key position for a Woman in its Central Level Genral Body, i.e, position of Assistant General Secretary to Smt. Uma Nagendramani. Apart from that, Women in SCRE Sangh hold the positions as Central Office Bearers and Central Working Committee Members. These key positions offered to them paved way for active participation of Women in Regional Levels and take part in local level activities.
Sri. D. Reddeppa garu, Divisional Secretary of Guntakal Division shouldered the responsibility of organizing a meeting on “International Women’s Day” on March 8th, 2011 at Guntakal Junction. The meeting was success as the women attendees attended in large number. Multipurpose Box was given as compliment for all the Women Workers who attended the meeting.