the spinning and garment women worker were organised as district level federation with 2000 women worker. the continuously demanding their needs to the employer. During the covid season all women workers lost their daily income and struggled for thei survival needs. they were supported relief as dry ration from various sources. To explore their demands they conducted district level conference on 6 November 2021. The trade union leaders, AIDWA members, concern department officers participated in this conference. the passed resolution was handed over to the Labor officer for their recommendation. The conference was released in the media and News papers.
The director of Rural Women Development Trust, Ms.Alamelu Bannan, is a Dalit Arunthathiyar. Dalit Arunthathiyar is one of the most vulnerable communities in Tamilnadu. Most of them are illiterate and landless. They are working as bonded labourer for their livelihoods and basic needs. Alamelu is one of the girl completed her graduation from this Arunthathiyar community. She is well known for their right based works in the Salem district. She rescued many bonded labourers from brick kiln, stone quarries and Agricultural farms and rehabilitated with livelihood income generation activities. She has interests in women development, women rights and political empowerment Dalit Arunthathiyar women. She work against Child labour and bonded labourer and prevented many female child marriages and female infanticides. Ms. Alamelu Bannan has done her UG in Commerce and Diploma in Cooperative Training. Since she hails from Arunthathiyar community, she knew the problems of her own community & established RWDT & works though this organization among Dalits, Arunthathiyar communities in Salem district.