Try to appreciate that generally they lack good education and modern upbringing; and come from rural background.
You can address such issues by educating the workers through brief Training sessions on the shop-floor itself and for those yet to join; at the time of joining.
Try and see the difference.
3rd December 2010 From India, Delhi
3rd December 2010 From India, Mumbai
In that case you have two good choices :
#1 : Try to impart theTraining/Instruction in a way that does not humiliate them or make them feel offended, but rather makes it a cherished goal that they have not thought of earlier.
#2 : Sit quietly and bear with them for a few years, till they super-annuate.
4th December 2010 From India, Delhi