By Rusen Kumar
MUMBAI: Tata Motors Limited (TML), one of India’s largest automobile company, has 806 permanent women employees as at March 31, 2017 which represent 1.68% of its total permanent work force i.e. 47,920 as at March 31, 2017 (includes permanent, temporary, trainee and contractual employees), revealed Annual Report for the Year 2016-17
TML hired a total number of 21,885 employees on temporary/contractual/casual basis as at March 31, 2017, report said. 13 persons with disabilities working as permanent employees at the company, it added.
Complaints of sexual harassments
“During the Fiscal 2017, the Company had received four complaints on sexual harassments, which have been substantiated and appropriate actions were taken. The Company organized 137 workshops and awareness program against sexual harassment. There were no complaints pending for more than 90 days during the year.”, it added.
Prevention of Sexual Harassment
The Company has zero tolerance for sexual harassment at workplace and has adopted a Policy on prevention, prohibition and redressal of sexual harassment at workplace in line with the provisions of the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013 and the Rules thereunder for prevention and redressal of complaints of sexual harassment at workplace.
The Company is committed to providing equal opportunities without regard to their race, caste, sex, religion, colour, nationality, disability, etc. All women associates (permanent, temporary, contractual and trainees) as well as any women visiting the Company’s office premises or women service providers are covered under this Policy.
All employees are treated with dignity with a view to maintain a work environment free of sexual harassment whether physical, verbal or psychological.
Similar initiatives on Prevention of Sexual Harassment are in place across the Tata Motors Group of companies.
“The manufacturing plants at Jamshedpur, Pune, Lucknow, Pantnagar and Sanand have employee unions recognized by the management. The Company enters into long term wage settlements with these recognized unions.” Report added.
On what percentage of your permanent employees is members of this recognized employee association?, report said, “Around 94% of the operative employees at Jamshedpur, Pune, Lucknow, Pantnagar & Sanand plants are members of these employee unions. These employees represent around 52% of the total permanent employees at these five plants. The Company do not have an Employees Union at the Company’s Dharwad Plant presently.”
(The report based on Annual Report for the Year 2016-17 of Tata Motors Limited)