One of the great challenges before the trade union movement today is to understand the significance of women workers and fighting for their rights in the socio-economic front, said Amarjeet Kaur, the first woman general secretary of a Central Trade Union in India.
“Today, the trade union movement in the country has engaged with large sections of the unorganised workers, including sizeable number of women.
She said the challenges for the trade unions was not only to fight for economic demands, but also to engage with communities on these basic issues.
She was recently elected as national general secretary of All India Trade Union Congress (AITUC).
This demands greater responsibility and dedication in educating and organising the women workers,” she said.