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Uttar Pradesh Government’s recent order on work timings for women workers has struck a Gender Bias debate yet again. In an endeavour to provide a safe environment for women at the workplace, Yogi Adityanath government on Saturday, stated that no women worker can be bound to do the night shift in factories across the state.
The Government circular read:
No female worker shall be bound to work without her written consent before 6 am and after 7 pm. The authorities will also have to provide free transportation, food, and sufficient supervision if working during the aforementioned hours.
As per the order, if the woman worker refuses to work before 6 am and after 7 pm, she would not be terminated from employment, reported ANI.
The onus of providing a secure working atmosphere to the women workers will lie with the employer to prevent an incident of sexual harassment in the workplace. Moreover, the state government order makes it mandatory for the employer to inculcate a robust complaint mechanism in the factory in compliance with the provisions of the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013 or in any other related enactments.
The UP labour department issued the state order to notify the decision late Friday night. It makes it clear that women workers will not be compelled to stay back for work beyond 7 pm and would not be called to work before 6 am without their written consent.
The government has notified the exemptions to women’s workforce across all the mills and factories in the state.
- Safety for women has been cited as one of the prime reasons for this order
- However, isn’t that the failure of state if they are unable to provide secured environment for all?
- On one hand, we want to give privileges to women, while on the other, women rights activists crib about equal pay
- Is it fair that only men are supposed to work during odd hours, and also constantly face the tag of being patriarchal?
- We want to put entire onus on the Men for being providers, but then women do not fail to nag them about not working equally at home
- We must understand that Men cannot be constantly pinned down to working outside under all circumstances, running the home financially, as well as contributing equally working at home after returning from a tough day
- While Men do their best in becoming equal partners, Women too must stop playing the victim card everytime
- Both Genders have their equal duties of contributing to the household in their respective way, and Women should stop crying about how only they toil the most
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No Female Worker In Uttar Pradesh To Be Forced To Work Before 6 AM And After 7 PM: Read New State Government Order
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