Tata Motors and Tata Motors Sanand Union have come to terms and signed a long term wage settlement (LTS). The agreement was signed on 9th June and is effective from October 2015 to September 2020. A similar agreement was signed in March between the company and the Tata Motors Employee's Union in Pune for a period of three years, i.e 1st September, 2015 to 31st August, 2018.
Under the agreement signed in Sanand, the total wage package allotted is Rs 16,000 and will be spread across the LTS term uniformly. In addition to the amount, the company has also introduced a performance linked payment, which is accounted as 10% of total salary and will be linked to productivity, quality and safety.
This new measurement of performance has been well received by workmen. The Annual Bonus linked to performance covering all permanent workers was also agreed upon.
Additionally, other benefits like transport and canteen facilities and various other facilities, like rationalisation of leave rules and block closure days up to 24 days per year were mutually agreed upon.
Speaking on the occasion, Gajendra Chandel, Chief Human Resource Officer, “Tata Motors shares cordial working relationships with workers and members of its internal Union. We have strived to resolve the LTS issue and today are delighted to have resolved the matter for a long term, ensuring our business operations’ competitiveness on one hand and taking care of the well-being of our shop-floor colleagues on the other.
"I would like to thank all the workers for their incessant support. They have been very co-operative and have supported the Company at all times. Moreover, the Union which has been recently formed, is very supportive in ensuring workmen derive maximum benefits through this wage settlement. In the true spirit of the Tata culture, I personally urge all the workers to follow suit.”