Introduction Labour or employee welfare is an important aspect of industrial relations and it is defined that effort to makes life worth

living for workmen. It means anything that is done for improving employee's workforce and health measures are addition to wage and salary. Welfare helps to improve Employee retention and creating positive image about the company for longer time. It helps to motivate and improve morale of the employees. Employees' welfare includes providing healthy working environment, increasing the standard of living of the workers and employees families. Facilities like medical benefits, education, recreation and housing facilities are the some welfare measures to makes labours to increase the attention towards work and increase their productivity. Labour welfare act as added stimuli to the workers to keep them motivated. The main objective of the employee welfare is to provide better health condition and better life of the employees. Next objective of the labour welfare is to make the employees and labours feel satisfied. Because textile industry is the oldest and well organized industries in India, and India ranks 4th in the world in terms of textile production. It plays a vital rule in economic development. Thousands and thousands of workers are employed in textile industries in Tamilnadu. This study analyses the different health and welfare measures that are perceived by the workers. It reveals the expectation and satisfaction of the workers regarding the various health and welfare measures provided by the textile industries. Labour welfare measures are combination of many steps, the growing effect which is to grease the wheels of industries and society. Sound industrial relations can be based on good human relation; this can be achieved through mutual understanding between management and workers and satisfaction of the workers. So it's necessary to understand the workers perception and level of satisfaction towards the health and welfare measures. Literature review According to Joseph, (2009) structure of the welfare is rest on social fabric, government and trade union activities. It is helps to promote employees workforce and they conclude that still structure of welfare measures needs to be developed. Saiyaddin (1983) study shows that welfare measures not only increase the efficiency of the workers but also it develops the morale of the workers. It also concludes that public sectors are providing more welfare measures compared to private sectors. Public sectors concentrate on transportation and recreations and private sector concentrate on housing facilities to the workers. Zacharaiah (1954) reveals the relationship between the working conditions and labour welfare measures, and it concluded that working conditions and welfare measures are having harmonies relation. Jayanthi, (2012) analysis the statutory and non statutory welfare measures on steel industries and the impacts on welfare measures and productivity on steel plant. Koshan (1975) study reveals that implementation of statuary welfare measures were not up to the level. Only cement industries were satisfied the workers expectation, it suggest that labour welfare inspector must be appointed and each quarterly reports must be submitted by the welfare inspector only cement industries were following all statutory welfare measures to their workers. National commission on labour report (2002), government of India made recommendations in labour welfare measures includes social security, extending application of provident fund, gratuity and unemployment insurance. Mishra, (2010) study reveals that absenteeism of workers in Indian industries having great impact on welfare measures provided by the industries. Anantharaman, (1980) reported the relationship between the job involvement and employee satisfaction

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