MoU signed to improve working conditions of labour in ship-recycling industry
By TIOL News Service
NEW DELHI, JULY 12, 2018: THE Directorate General Factory Advice Service & Labour Institutes (DGFASLI) and Gujarat Maritime Board (GMB) yesterday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in presence of Minister of State (Independent Charge) Labour & Employment Santosh Kumar Gangwar.
Mr Gangwar expressed hope that the activities under the MOU will bring positive changes in working of ship recycling industry and will improve safety and health of the workers and supervisors who are employed in large number in Alang. Minister of State, Shipping Mansuksh Mandaviya highlighted the importance of Ship Recycling Industry which provides employment to more than 25,000 workers and reduces about 80% rollable steel. He emphasized the importance of safety & health of workers and appreciated the activities under MoU.
The MOU will augment the activities in the field of OSH, especially in training of workers and supervisors of Ship Recycling Yards in Alang, Gujarat. It will also help in improving the working conditions and quality of work life of workers, thereby improving the image of industry world-over. This will also contribute in prevention of occupational injuries and diseases.