Vol. 2, Issue 2 (2017)
Problems faced by women workers employed in agro-based and allied industries
Author(s): Nasreen Jahan, Nilofer Khan, Dr. Nayeema Jabeen
Abstract: The aim of the present study is assess the problems faced by women workers employed in Agro-based and Allied industries. The sample of respondents for these studies consisted of 560 women workers employed in 59 Agro-based and 28 Allied sector based business units. A systematic sampling procedure was adopted to select the required number of the sample. A self-constructed questionnaire and interview schedule was prepared by the investigator in order to access the level of job satisfaction among the women workers who were employed in agro and allied industries. The results revealed that the problems faced by women workers at workplace show that issues like under paid, male dominance at workplace, cannot communicate physical and personal problems, working in unhealthy and unhygienic environment, physical exertion, respiratory/breathing problem, backache due to long working hours, wrong posture, mental tension due to insecure job position, professional jealousy among the co-workers/colleagues and no provision for paid leave are highly significant.