Dharmendra Pradhan holds discussion with Trade Unions of steel industry, calls for collaborative efforts to balance performance and welfare of workmen

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New Delhi: Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas and Steel Dharmendra Pradhan held discussions with trade union leaders of steel sector. Meeting witnessed exchange of positive and constructive dialogue towards strengthening participative culture in steel industry.
Representative of trade unions discussed issues of labour welfare, manpower succession planning, skill development, safety, housing, ensuring age mix in labour, wage revision etc.
Trade union leaders thanked Shri Pradhan and expressed their happiness at minister’s outreach efforts towards workmen. Union Minister last month had visited SAIL’s Bokaro Steel Plant and mines in Jharkhand and had interacted with the employees.
Minister called for collaborative efforts of management and workmen towards achieving high performance while balancing workmen’s interests. Minister Shri Dharmendra Pradhan said all the payments made to permanent workmen as well as contract workmen must be through digital means to ensure transparency. Minister further added that civic amenities at townships must match those of a smart city. Shri Pradhan also said that medical facilities being provided by SAIL will continue and will be modernized. He also added that enhancing cost efficiency and labour welfare are not mutually exclusive goals and will be pursued simultaneously.

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