Wednesday, 14 May 2014

7 Major Benefits of Labour Welfare – Explained

Some of the major benefits of labour welfare are: 
(1) Improved Industrial Relations
 (2) Increase in the General Efficiency and Income 
(3) High Morale
 (4) Creation of Permanent Labour Force
(5) Improvement in the Mental and Moral Health
 (6) Change in the Outlook of Employers and
 (7) Social Benefits.
Provision of Labour welfare activities brings an all-round development of workers. In particular, these measures bring the following benefits to the workers and to the society as well:

(1) Improved Industrial Relations:

These measures provide great satisfaction to the workers and also help in maintaining industrial peace.
Conflicts, choas, unrest etc. are minimised. A feeling of oneness with the organisation is created.

(2) Increase in the General Efficiency and Income:

Welfare facilities make the workers happy and contented both at home and the factory and it brings improvement in their general efficiency. Their efficiency and productivity may not be up to the mark, if they are not relieved of their domestic worries like poor housing, insanitary conditions etc. Once they are relieved of these worries, they work with full zeal and enthusiasm.

(3) High Morale:

The welfare measures shall also help in securing the willing co­operation of the workers. Once satisfied they will be less tempted to destructive and anti-social activities. Thus, a high degree of employee morale is ensured.

(4) Creation of Permanent Labour Force:

These facilities will provide an attraction to the workers to stay longer in the undertaking. In the absence of such facilities, the workers often leave for their villages in search of recreation etc. Efficient workers can also search for better chances and may switch over to other establishments. In order to create a permanent labour force, such facilities are essential.

(5) Improvement in the Mental and Moral Health:

These facilities bring a drastic a change in the outlook of the workers, improve their mental faculty and help them in becoming good citizens. In the absence of such facilities, they are bound to fall prey to the various social evils like drinking, gambling etc.

(6) Change in the Outlook of Employers:

A change in the attitude and outlook of the employees and their heartfelt co-operation shall also change the outlook of the employers as well. They will become more sympathetic towards them. They will not even hesitate to share the fruits of their hard labour with the workers.

(7) Social Benefits:

Besides the various economic advantages to the employers and employees, these measures also offer various social advantages. The increase in the efficiency of the workers ultimately leads to an increase in production, productivity and the earnings of the undertakings. The increased earnings also lead to higher wages and make the workers happier and enable them to live “a richer and fuller life”. Finally, the living standard of the society is raised.