We are having textile unit of mid size in Maharashtra. Kindly guide on rules/acts as also practical solutions on following points.
1. The workers working in particular deptt. refuse to do other work in their own deptt. (even though they have for years performed the job for many years in the same unit/deptt., before making them permanant and allottment of occupation), we are informing them that since due to absenteeism, machines are stopped , you work the machines and the work of carpenter/sweeper/oiler -miscellaneous jobs , management will get it done from other temporary/contract workers of other deptts. but they are refusing . In such cases can we treat them absent as Refused alternate work and not pay them the wages. pLEASE ADVISE.
2. Our finished product is raw-material for other industries and many a times for period of 15 to 60 days there is no work for want of orders from customers. In such situation we are marking present to all workers(who have completed 240 days ) who report on work and pay 100% wages -minus PF, However it becomes big burden in present situation to pay idle wages and we are suffering loss. Can you suggest some solution in the matter.
Await for an early response.
D K Aggarwal
5th February 2012 From India, Aurangabad