Women loco pilots demand safer postings during pregnancy

Some women loco pilots who have delivered babies say they had to go on leave without pay during the early pregnancy period.

BySouth First Desk

Published May 24, 2024 | 8:30 AMUpdatedMay 24, 2024 | 8:30 AM

The job of a loco pilot has been notified as arduous in nature in the Railways Act. (Piyush Goel/Facebook)

A group of women train drivers, who suffered miscarriages, has said the Railways Board should frame guidelines to transfer expecting female frontline workers to lighter or stationary jobs in offices, in consonance with the Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Act, 2017. They said the Act prohibits an employer from engaging a pregnant woman in arduous jobs as it can interfere with her pregnancy.

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