THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Kerala Institute of Labour and Employment (KILE) is planning to set up a labour campus in the State, on the lines of the V.V. Giri National Institute of Labour, Noida. At a press conference here on Wednesday, KILE Chairman A. Sampath said the campus, mooted as part of the 30th anniversary celebrations of the institute, would have facilities to conduct regular classes and workshops on trade-union issues. He said KILE would organise workshops on the Right to Information Act for trade-union activists in all districts. Workshops on “Eleventh Plan and unorganised sector,” Special Economic Zones, “Issues in the retail trade sector,” “Empowerment of women workers,” “Employment prospects in water transport sector in the State” and “Waste disposal and environmental job opportunities” would be organised.
KILE was arranging a series of lectures in memory of veteran trade unionists, including N. Sreekantan Nair, R. Sugathan, C.M. Stephen and C. Kannan.
Industries Minister Elamaram Karim would inaugurate the lecture series here on Friday. The maiden lecture, in memory of Sreekantan Nair, would be delivered by management expert and Director of the International Management Institute S. Venkitaratnam. He would speak on State-level labour reforms.