INDIA: BWI Expresses Condolences on the Demise of Leelamma Ravi

01 October 2018 16:32

The BWI is saddened to inform about the demise of Sis. Leelamma Ravi on 30th September 2018, Former General Secretary of the Kerala Building Construction Workers Congress (KKNTC) in her home state of Kerala, India. 

She was a dynamic and active unionist – she rigorously fought for women workers’ rights during the course of her association with the trade union movement. She also served as the titular member for the BWI Asia-Pacific Regional Women’s Committee and strongly expressed concerns of Indian women workers. 

Sis. Leelamma fought a long battle with cancer; with her passing a voice advocating women workers’ rights has been lost, but her influence will live forever on through the many women that she influenced. She will always be remembered for her hard work, compassion, and commitment.

The BWI and the BWI Indian Affiliates Council offer heartfelt condolences and we pray to God to give strength to the grieving family to overcome this immense loss.