Problems Faced by Women Construction Workers in Theni DistrictJournal: International Journal of Management Research and Social Science (Vol.3, No. 2)
Publication Date: 2016-06-10
Authors : Dr.R.Vettriselvan S.Anu F.S.A.Antony Jesu Rajan;
Page : 58-61
Keywords : Women; Construction Workers; Sexual Harassments; Inequality; Working Condition.;
Women are the weaker section in rural Tamil Nadu due to social stigma. Most of the women population in rural area engaged manual work only. Theni district is a one of the economically backward southern district of Tamil Nadu. Construction sector is the one of the major contributor to provide employment next to agriculture and textile industries. This current study aimed to focus the major problems faced by the women construction labourers at both workplace and their home. It found that unskilled women labourers were helps the male workers and they popularly known as ―Chithaals‖ in the construction field. They were paid very less compared (half) to the male workers and they enjoyed poor basic amenities in the worksites and there is no practice of welfare schemes and maternity benefits. It suggest that the sector should monitor by the both government and non government bodies to working condition to implement the welfare schemes to provide fulfil the basic needs at worksites and equal pay for their work. Further it open up the new avenues to conduct the research in the construction sector to enhance the working condition of the women workers in future.
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