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Dear Seniors, Please let me know the criteria / procedure to form works committee in a Manufacturing company.
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Works Committee ?? what type of works committee please elaborate your query
For forming of committee please issue a circular and put up in the Notice Board, get the nominations then elect members accordingly
Dear Sir,
We have around 250 work force in our company and there is no union. We need to discuss salary increment and other employment related conditions with workers. We are looking for this to form a committee.
Please support on this.
Dear A Venkatesan,

Works Committee.

(1) In the case of any industrial establishment in which two hundred fifty or more workmen are employed or have been employed on any day in the preceding twelve months, the appropriate Government may by general or special order require the employer to constitute in the prescribed manner a Works Committee consisting of representatives of employers and workmen engaged in the establishment so however that the number of representatives of workmen on the Committee shall not be less than the number of representatives of the employer. The representatives of the workmen shall be chosen in the prescribed manner from among the workmen engaged in the establishment and in consultation with their trade union, if any, registered under the Indian Trade Unions Act, 1926 .



(2) It shall be the duty of the Works Committee to promote measures for securing and preserving amity and good relations between the employer and workmen and, to that end, to comment upon matters of their common interest or concern and endeavour to compose any material difference of opinion in respect of such matters.

Regards,

V K sharma
The requirement of the works committee is in section 3 (as has been quoted by Mr. Shamra
but the actual procedure is in the rules
so you need to check the rules of the state to which your factory belongs.
In maharashtra its in Part IV, starting from Rule 39 onwards. The rules give the complete method of formation, including how the election is to be held where there is no union (or where not all workers are from the union)
Works Committee - Consist of equal number of members who represent employees and employer respectively.
For eg., it can be 3 members who represent workers who have been chosen or elected by all workers. And another 3 members who can be top level managers selected by the employer to represent. So, total 3 + 3 = 6.
So, they can conduct monthly meeting and discuss general grievances. (Workers can discuss their grievances to top level managers without intervention of middle level managers; but the grievance should be general, not individual)
This will be helpful to enhance "Employee Relations"....
Eventhough my company is an ITES company and the total employee strengh is 200 in my location/branch. But, I formed a Works Committee and conduct regular meeting. It is giving fruitful results.
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