Former chairman of Tata Sons, Ratan Tata expressed his gratitude to the Tata Steel employees and workers’ union for their support during the recent management crisis. He got emotional while participating in the 178th birth anniversary of the founder, Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata.
Ratan Tata while speaking to the officials of Tata Workers’ Union (TWU) on Friday said that it was because of the support of union leaders and workers, that the company could overcome the crisis within the management.
TWU, one of the oldest and most prestigious workers union in the country served by titans like Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose and Mahatma Gandhi, had extended full support to the management during the emergency general meeting (EGM) called by the company in Mumbai, around two months back, union leaders said.
Ratan Tata, his two sisters, chairman of Tata Sons Natarajan Chandrasekaran, managing director of Tata Steel, and TV Narendran had visited TWU after paying homage to JN Tata on the company premises.
Union leaders including TWU president R Ravi Prasad, BK Dinda, Sanjiv Kumar Choudhary, Kamlesh Singh and others talked about various industrial issues, including starting more companies in Jharkhand, revival of sick companies in the town and developing Jamshedpur as an IT hub.
Rata Tata informed the union leaders that his dream project, ‘Nano’ was meant to fulfil family car dream for the low income group but the economic approach towards such low budget cars was not as per his expectation.
Top company officials said the best possible measure will be taken in future to start various other production in Jamshedpur.
Chandrasekaran appreciated the healthy relationship between the company management and union and said that Tata Steel is the pioneer in setting a bench mark with respect to workers’ rights in India.
MD, TV Narendran said that the company had taken step towards maximum digitalization in various departmental works within the company. With the help of workers’ support, the company will continue to be leader in steel industry in the country, he added.
Assistant secretary of TWU, Kamlesh Singh said the Jharkhand government has brought about a positive environment for more industries in the state. The Tata Sons should take benefit of it and build more ‘Jamshedpur’s’ in the state, he added.