Staff Reporter

‘Provide all welfare benefits to women employees'

Make workers permanent, textile mills told

COIMBATORE: Textile mills in the State should provide all welfare benefits to women employees who want to continue working after the training period, Chairperson of the Tamil Nadu State Women Commission S.P. Sarguna Pandian said here on Saturday.

Launching the TUV-SIMA Women Employment Code of Conduct, she said the Southern India Mills Association (SIMA) should involve representatives of the State Women Commission, Inspector of Factories, and the Social Welfare Department in the audit committee, along with representatives of TUV and SIMA, so that the certification had maximum recognition.

The mills should come forward to make the workers permanent, she added.

She presented the TUV-SIMA Women Employment Code of Conduct Certificate to Premier Mills and KPR Mills.

The first copy of the “Recruitment Guidelines and Code of Discipline for Women Employment in Textile Industry” was received by the former chairman of the SIMA and the Confederation of Indian Textile Industry B.K. Krishnaraj Vanavarayar.

Methodology

The SIMA chairman J. Thulasidharan said the Government and the Women Commission should recognise the certificate so that all the textile mills would be motivated to adopt the systems.

P. Prabhakar of TUV Rheinland said the methodology adopted by it in rating the mills was based on the welfare and legal compliances and working conditions. The ratings would be in the scale of three to five star.

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