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West Bengal mulling assistance to workers of locked-out factories

Monday, 4 August 2014 - 5:13pm IST | Place: Kolkata | Agency: PTI

The West Bengal government is planning to give financial assistance to workers of locked-out industrial units, state's Labour Minister Moloy Ghatak said. Speaking at an interactive session organised by the Indian Chamber of Commerce here, Ghatak said under the scheme, the government would provide an assistance of Rs 1,500 to each worker of a locked-out industrial unit.

Ghatak claimed that in the last few years the government had maintained a harmonious industrial relation all through the state. There had been no man-day lost in the state in the last few years because of strike, which proved that workers and trade unions were playing a responsible role in building a industry-friendly atmosphere in the state, the Minister said. He also said that the government had introduced smart cards, Sramik Mukti card, for labours from the unorganised units. 

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