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Did You Know This Hindustan Unilever Factory Is Run By An All-women Team?

  • JWB Post
  •  July 20, 2015

TOI, today morning, has reported about the Hindustan Unilever (HUL) in Haridwar (Uttarakhand) run by an all-women team! The factory delivers an annual turnover of around Rs 70 crore. The team includes 25 female shop-floor employees, and an executive who runs the operations, including five packing lines.The weekly production capacity is 3.6 lakh units, along with a facility for packing 250 shades of nail products.

In its Gits Food Products, 95% of the labour is women. Samana Tejani, director (production), Gits said, “Most of the women that are employed are the primary bread-winners of their families. Women are also very efficient workers. There is a sense of ownership that they possess towards their work which makes them better workers.”

The Gits factory only runs one shift from 7am to 3pm. However, at Procter & Gamble’s (P&G) Hyderabad plant, it is legal to have women working in all shifts. This office was one of the first to have 30% women across the workforce. These women are trained to operate manufacturing equipments that are considered ‘man’s job’.

Want to read some stories of these women? Check out here.

Excerpts taken from Times Of India.

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