The Indian Coffee House added a great pride to its 61-year-long history. Since 1958, the restaurant chain has recruited women for the first time.
This year, Sreekutty and Sheena are among the 10 women recruited by the Indian Coffee House.
Sheena told a media portal, “I was aware that women are not hired here. My husband died, he was a cook at Indian Coffee House. Times have changed, and I believed that I will be able to get a job here. There were many union leaders, authorities who supported my cause. I have a 10-year-old child to feed and my mother-in-law to take care of.”
The 24-year-old Sreekutty who lost her husband four months ago said that the job at the Indian Coffee House has helped her take care of the needs of her two children.
She said in a statement, “I am happy that I have got this job. And even everyone around me at the work placement is supportive.”
Under the compassionate appointment scheme, the two women were appointed at Thiruvanthapuram’s MLA hostel complex.
Built on a concept that all workers are equal and with even top managers rising up the ranks after being recruited as ‘general workers’, these women are now equal shareholders in the Kerala-based restaurant chain.
Indian Coffee House’s decision to hire women staff has been welcomed even by the restaurant chain’s customers.