MANIBEN KARA. President
Western Railway Employees' Union, Grant Road Station Building (East), Bombay 400 007
"Textile Labour Association" is one of the oldest and strongest unions, started under the inspiration of Mahatma Gandhi. It is run on lines seeking understanding and co-operation of employers.
The special feature of this organization is that while working for better economic conditions for its members, it further undertakes a number of social and cultural activities for the improvement of the standard of living of the workers. It conducts schools, night classes, co-operatives, canteens and gives medical facilities even to the families of its members. All this was possible because of devoted and selfless band of workers like Shri Shankerlal Banker, Smt. Anasuyaben Sarabhai, Shri Khandubhai Desai, Shri Vasavadaji and others, who spent life time in the development of Textile Labour Association.
latest activity undertaken by them is to help self-employed women
who are enrolled as members. Loans are given to them to buy necessary
goods, that are sold in the market. They, not only get work but become
self-employed. This activity is greatly appreciated, as they become self-
T.L.A. is celebrating its Diamond Jubilee. It is a great occasion and I wish the Association greater and greater success.
I hope many other unions will be inspired to work for the social, spiritual and cultural upliftment of the workers, along with the improvement of their economic conditions.MANIBEN KARA.