The Association tries to help its members to secure industrial benefits under various legislations such as the Maternity Benefit Act, the Workmen's Compensation Act, Employees State Insurance Act, etc.
Sadat Betterment Section:
With a view to keep in touch with the life of workers in their localities, twenty experienced full-time social workers are placed in-charge of 20 Wards of the city. These workers formulate monthly programmes for holding group talks also for carrying on survey of physical conditions of habitation, keeping in touch with the library and reading rooms activity, children, women and physical culture activities conducted in their respective wards. Moreover they prepare the ground for the classes of Workers' Education. They further try to solve complaints received from the localities about charging higher rent, harassment by landlords or anti-social elements or mutual quarrels among the workers. They also attend to the grievances of the insured persons under the E.S.I. Scheme regarding their medical benefits when approached. Occasionally, meetings of representatives staying in particular locality are also conveyed so as to chalk out programmes for carrying out propaganda about sanitation, eradication of anti-social habits like drinking and gambling, arranging programmes for healthy entertainment and celebration of Festival occasions.
Social Welfare Centres:
There are 25 hired as well as owned buildings in labour areas which are used as Area Local Offices. These centres form a meeting ground of workers where useful reading material is provided.
Smt. Anasuyabehn Sarabhai, former President as mentioned before, was carrying on social and educational activities in labour localities in the city since 1914 even before the inception of the Union. From that date till now, the Association has spent a sum of about Rs. 20 lakhs after the social, moral and for the formal as well as informal education of the workers as well as their children.