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Women Trade Union Participation in India - A Qualitative Inquiry

Indian Journal of Industrial Relations

Volume 55 Issue 1

Published: 2019
Author(s) Name: Sasmita Dash | Author(s) Affiliation: Doctoral Candidate (Human Resource Management), XLRI- Xavier School of Management, Jamshedpur.
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With growth in women trade union membership in India, it is crucial to understand who carries the trade union responsibilities because past research has discovered gap between women membership and participation. This article explores the trade union participation of women in a mixed gender union set up located in the Eastern India. In the case of women trade union members “full participation remains a myth” is a key finding of the study. Masculine structure of entire industry,lower social acceptance of women’s union activity and existing family responsibilities have made it difficult for women to reach full participation.

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