This case is a pathetic one. Requires to be taken to labour/civil court for unlawful labour practices. There is no less provision in a "Factory" than an "office" . And every factory admin should adhere to the provisions of Factories Act. You being an HR officer you know the provisions of law and how is that you chose to ask our suggestions for all your non-compliance. A factory running without a 'paid holiday' is horrible, never heard of in my life time and whosoever avails has to go without pay is condemnable. How such an admin can be tolerated in democratic India. Where is this factory located?.
Seriously, you as HR should take it up in right earnest strongly, as a service to poor, exploited lot of workmen of your unit without delay anymore.
one thing I forget to write is we are getting Earn leave only. we get 1 earn leave on every 20 working day.
except that we did not get any paid leave even not on republic day or Gandhijayanti !
whenever the public holiday found in calendar they move our weekly off on that holiday and said we avail you a HOLIDAY !
is there any strict provision to stop such activity ? Is it compulsory to provide paid Medical leave or Casual leave or Sick leave to employee ? if yes how many ?
You can raise the complaint before the Factory Inspector or before the Authority of labour Department where your factory exists.