Sunday, 22 March 2020

Welfare

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Welfare


? Labour welfare is an important aspect of factory life: the added incentive that enables the
workers to lead a decent life in the midst of urban congestion, rising inflation and poor
living conditions. Labour welfare is a wise investment that helps a firm attract, motivate
and retain people both in times of prosperity and adversity.
? There are several agencies involved in the labor welfare work namely the Central
Government, State Governments, Employers, Trade Unions and other social service
organisations.
? Welfare services: It may broadly be classified into two categories: intramural and
extramural.
? Labour welfare may also be looked at from a different angle. Statuary welfare work
comprising legally mandated benefits extended to workers and voluntary welfare work
including those activities undertaken by employers voluntarily. The labour welfare officer
supervises the provision of welfare facilities in respect of the law covering areas such as
safety, health, housing, recreation facilities, etc.


Educational Facilities: Educational facilities include reimbursement of fee, setting up of schools,
colleges, hostel. Further, the organisations provide rooms and libraries for the benefit of employees.
Employee Welfare: Employee welfare defines as "efforts to make life worth living for workmen".
These efforts have their origin either in some statute formed by the state or in some local custom
or in collective agreement or in the employer's own initiative.
Extramural Activities: Services and facilities provided outside the factory.
Intramural Activities: Welfare activities provided within the factory.
Labour Welfare: Services, facilities and amenities extended for the intellectual, physical, moral
and economic betterment of workers.
Labour Welfare Officer: An officer appointed in every factory having 500 or more workers to
take care of labour welfare work as prescribed in various legislative pieces.
Statutory Welfare Amenities: Those amenities, which have to be offered irrespective of size of
establishment, e.g., drinking water, and those to be provided subject to employment of specified
number of persons e.g., creche, canteen, first aid boxes.
Welfare: Welfare refers to the betterment for employees It relates to taking care of the well
being of workers by employers, trade unions, governmental and non-governmental
organizations.

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