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SIMA to address textiles workforce shortage
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May '10
To help textile industry units triumph over dearth in workforce, the Southern India Mills' Association (SIMA) intends to formulate policies for work and also train instructors in textile mills.

As per SIMA Chairman, J Thulasidharan, Tamil Nadu-based mills were currently undergoing 10-15 percent dearth in workforce and the daily salary bill was also rising. He further adds that, the mills should ideally take steps to attain single-digit HOK (operative hours to manufacture 100 kg of yarn). Therefore, in order to aid the mills take up the above-mentioned measure, the association has planned to widen its industrial engineering division.

During the early days, mill owners used to settle workload and wages, once in five years. Also, many mills underwent scientific evaluation of their working policies, which would have validity for three-five years. However, in the last 15 years, with the rising employment of women and temporary labourers in the mill units, focus shifted to training. One single mill would spend around Rs 25,000 per labourer for training.

But, within the last three-four years, dearth in workforce tightened the Tamil Nadu mill owner's situation. Currently, those located in the southern districts are also facing a dearth of 10-15 percent in labourers, thereby, affecting their manufacturing units. Thulasidharan informs that, mill owners will have to compulsory fix the salary bill at 6-8 percent of the overall sales turnover.

With working policies, mill owners had a chance to lessen their requirement of workforce by nearly 20-30 percent. This would in-turn help them address issues such as dropout, attrition, absenteeism and overtime. SIMA intends to provide cost-effective measures to resolve these issues.

Mills must opt for both best practices, and the variations in the methodology of work should also be reduced. SIMA engineers therefore, would pay a visit to its member mills and give them the correct knowledge, which would help them reduce the HOK to less than 10. A mentor will also be appointed to train atleast 25-30 mills in the state.

Fibre2Fashion News Desk - India


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