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G á  Employee or labour welfare is
comprehensive term including various services,
benefits and facilities offered to employee by the
employer. Through such generous fringe benefits the
employer makes life worth living for employees. The
welfare amenities are extended in addition to normal
wages and other economic rewards available to
employees as per the legal provisions.


G According to Dr. parandikar, ´labour welfare work is
work for improving the health, safety and general well
being and the industrial efficiency of the worker
beyond the minimum standard laid down by labour
G Welfare measures may also provided by the
government, trade unions and non-
agencies in addition to the employer. The basic
purpose of welfare is to enrich the life of employee
and keep them happy and contended.

G Enables workers to have a richer and more satisfying
G Raises the standard of living of the workers by
indirectly reducing the burden on their pocket.
G Absorb the shocks injected by industrialisation and
urbanisation on workers.
G Promotes a sense of belonging among workers,
preventing them for resorting to unhealthy practices
like absenteeism, labour turnover, strikes, etc.
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G The central government tries to extend its helping
hand through various acts covering the safety , health
and welfare of workers. The factories act,1948, mines
act,1952,shipping act, 1948,plantation labour act,
  government in different states and
unions territories offer welfare facilities to workers. In
Assam a statutory welfare fund is created for offering
medical, educational, and other facilities to plantation
G Enlightened employers like TISCO,HUL, Godrej ,L&T,
siemens, Voltas, Bajaj , birlas , sandoz, philips, HMT, LIC,
BHEL ,Air India, Hindustan copper, RCF etc. etc. have
undertaken welfare activities in the interest of workers.
G Trade unions:
unions: the contribution of trade unions in India
towards labour welfare activities is not significant. poor
finances, multiple unionism, often come in the way of
undertaking labour welfare work enthusiastically. There are
certain exception to this-
this- like the Ahmedabad textile labour
association, mazdoor sabha of kanpur, and the indian
federation of labour.
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G A scheme of workers education was envisaged on all India
basis by the government of India, way back in 1957.
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G To develop strong union through trained officials and more
enlightened members.
G To develop leadership from the rank and file.
G To equip organised labour to take its place in a democratic
society and discharge its social and economic functions.
G To promote among workers a greater understanding of the
problem of their economic environment and their privileges
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  officials and as citizens.
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G The committee on labour welfare, 1969,
recommended the provision of transport facilities to
workers so that they can reach the workplace
punctually and comfortably. Most employers have,
however recognised the workers· need for transport
services and therefore responded favourably by
providing company owned/leased vehicles to workers
in major industrial centres especially in the private
G Though there is no statutory stipulation in this area,
progressive employers both in the public and private
sector consciously offered facilitation for recreation
sports and cultural activites. For example companies
like NIIT and TISCO have appointed a chief fun
officer to take care of parties and functions held on
every Friday. (in addition to holiday packages, dating
allowances, anniversary/ birthday gifts, games and
competitions on weekends and Gulab jamun, eating
G Canteen, restroom and lunchroom: canteens
established inside factories generally offer food at
subsidies rate.
G Washing facilities, medical aid , leave travel
concessions : most factories have first-
first-aid facilities to
take care of minor injuries.
G Consumer cooperative stores:
stores: the Indian labour
conference in 1963 recommended the setting up of
consumer cooperative stores in all industrial
establishment including plantations and mines
employing 300 or more workers.

G Washing facilities to male and female workers
G Facilities for storing and drying clothes.
G A canteen if 150 or more workers are employed
G Recreational facilities for workers are employed
G Housing facilities for every worker and his family
residing in the estate.
G Shelters for taking food and rest if 50 or more
workers are employed
G First aid boxes and first aid rooms if 150 or more
workers are employed.
G A canteen if employing 250 or more workers.
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G First aid equipment in each transport vehicle
G Medical facilities at the operating and halting centres.
G Prescribed amount of washing allowance to the staff
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G The factories act,1948 ,the plantation labour act,1951 and the
mines act,1951 provide for the appointment of a labour
welfare officer if the numbers of workers employed within a
unit exceeds 500.
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G Supervisory
G Functional
G Policing
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