Tata Sons to give full payments to daily wage and contract workers: Chairman

Our Bureau Mumbai | Updated on March 20, 2020

In the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, Tata Group companies have largely enabled a Work from Home (WFH) environment and will ensure full payments to the temporary and daily wage earners for March and April.

“At Tata Group, we have asked all of our companies to exercise extreme caution,” Tata Sons’ Chairman N Chandrasekaran said. “Our companies have largely enabled a WFH environment. We have asked our companies in India to rapidly and extensively adopt WFH to ensure that employees travel only in the most essential cases, excluding situations in which they are involved in the delivery of products and services for the larger public good,” he added.

“The current situation is likely to have a large and deep financial impact on the weaker socioeconomic segments of our society.”

The wages would be paid for March and April, even if these workers are not able to work due to either quarantine measures, site closures, plant shutdowns or other reasons.

The other segment of particular focus is the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise (MSME) sector. “Our group companies follow a policy of making timely payments of legitimate dues. Under the current situation, we will monitor this closely to ensure that such dues are paid on an immediate basis in order to provide liquidity,” he said.


Published on March 20, 2020

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