Objectives of Labour Welfare.
increase the standard of living of the. Working class The labourer is more
prone to exploitation from the capitalists if there is no standardized way of
looking after their welfare.
Ø To make
the management feel the employees are satisfied about the work and working
Ø To reduce
the labour problems in the orgnisaton: There are various problems affecting the
workers, problems like absenteeism, turnover ratio, indebtedness, alcoholism,
etc., which make the labourer further weak both physically and psychologically.
Labour Welfare looks forward to helping the labourer to overcome these
recognize human values Every person has his own personality and needs to be
recognized and developed. It is in the hands of the management to shape them
and help them grow. The management employs various methods to recognize each
one's worth as an individual and as an asset to the organization.
Welfare helps to foster a sense of responsibiJjty in the industry: A person
works both in a group and as an individual. If the person is given
he will act better or else he will be only a slave to the direction of the
superiors and will not show any initiative to prove his worth,
Welfare improves industrial relations and reduces industrial disputes:
Industrial dispute in any industry is a sign of unsatisfied employees. Labour
Welfare measures act as a preventive tool to most of these disputes.
Ø To retain
the employees There should be fixed policies: This calls in to prepare the
policies, to conduct different training programmes, to have various
motivational schemes, to create interest in the job. The employees who feel
secure in an organisation, backed by fixed welfare policies have less chance of
looking for a job elsewhere.
Ø To show
up their positive mind in the work: Positive mind refers to the development of
one's attitudes. This is to change the negative attitude into positive.
influence over other employees: This means Labour Welfare helps to change one's
personality - presentation skills, communication skills, inter-personal
relationships, etc. This is best achieved when their morale is kept high by the
different welfare schemes.
increase the bargaining power of the employees: Bargaining means to
systematically extract something from the opponent. The better bargaining
power, the better influence on the opponent. Labour welfare measures like
of works committee, worker's participation, Trade Union, etc., will surely help
them to have better bargaining power.