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Voicing the Voiceless: Experiences of Indian Women Trade Union Leaders

Indian Journal of Industrial Relations

Volume 57 Issue 2

Published: 2021
Author(s) Name: Rashmi Maini and Mahima Thakur | Author(s) Affiliation: Assistant Professor, Jaipuria Institute of Management, Ghaziabad
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This study unravels the lived experiences of Indian women trade union leaders who gave voice to uncountable voiceless women and fought for their rights. The attempt has been to uncover the reasons for joining trade unions and actions taken by them to achieve leadership positions. The study involves a qualitative survey of 41women union leaders in the Delhi NCR region. Snowball sampling was used to select the respondents to carryout semi-structured interviews and the qualitative data was content analyzed. The findings of the study indicated that self-efficacy, political efficacy, support from family, ERD (Egoistic Relative Deprivation) and CRD (Collective Relative Deprivation) majorly influenced the journey of women trade leaders.

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