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疫情中的印度公司:发放终身工资、代付学费

疫情中的印度公司:发放终身工资、代付学费

BIMAN MUKHERJI 2021年06月01日
这些福利无法与已经出现的损失相提并论。

随着第二波新冠疫情在印度继续造成大量伤亡,印度部分大公司承诺,将为死于新冠的员工的家属提供关怀照顾。

印度的每日新增感染人数已经从两周前的40多万减少到了20.8万,但死亡人数并没有减弱的趋势——5月26日当日,印度的新冠死亡人数仍达到了4157人。

5月25日,塔塔钢铁(Tata Steel)表示,公司将为死于新冠的员工继续支付工资、医疗和住房福利,直到他们的退休年龄——60岁。

该公司还表示,将承担员工子女一直到大学毕业之前的教育费用。

对于福利项目的贡献,塔塔集团有着悠久的历史。在印度当前的疫情危机中,该公司为救援项目捐助了超过2亿美元,并且购买了大量医疗用品,包括数千台呼吸机、350万个口罩和35万个检测试剂盒。

而在此之前,塔塔集团已经建立了许多印度领先的机构,如塔塔纪念医院(Tata Memorial Hospital)、塔塔社会科学研究所(Tata Institute of Social Sciences)和国家表演艺术中心(National Centre for Performing Arts)等。

在一份声明中,塔塔钢铁敦促公众帮助有需要的人,来“度过这段艰难时期”。

在全球拥有75万名员工的塔塔集团,是拥有此类福利项目的最大的一家企业。

此外,5月2日,玻璃制品公司Borosil宣布,将为死于新冠疫情的员工家属提供两年的工资,并承诺为他们的子女支付大学教育费用。

Borosil公司董事总经理什里瓦尔•赫鲁卡表示:“这些福利无法与已经出现的损失相提并论。但希望我们的措施能让家人们有足够的时间来处理失去亲人之痛,并重新适应当下的生活。”

本月早些时候,OYO酒店集团宣布,将向在该公司工作的新冠受害者家属提供8个月的工资,并支付子女的教育费用。

到目前为止,印度已有31.1万人死于新冠病毒。这其中的15万人死于3月份开始的第二波疫情。

印度最大汽车制造商马鲁蒂铃木(Maruti Suzuki)的董事长、业内资深人士R.C.巴尔加瓦在接受采访时表示,照顾员工不仅体现一种人道主义姿态,同样具有商业意义。“归根结底,你必须与你的员工合作。如果你对你的员工不够忠诚,从长远来看,你将付出沉重的代价。”他说。

尽管长期处于停产状态,铃木集团仍未解雇任何员工,还建立了自己的医院设施。该公司已经为员工提供了药品,并尝试着为员工及其家属以及铃木经销商提供疫苗。

“拒绝照顾员工——这是一种目光短浅的行为。”巴尔加瓦说。

毕马威(KPMG)咨询公司顾问昂梅什•帕瓦尔说,企业领导人亲眼目睹了疫情摧毁家庭和同事的过程。“这让印度企业界的同情心点燃了。”他说。

“一直以来,塔塔等传统企业以及其他工业集团都有给员工发放福利、惠及员工家庭的传统。现在唯一的不同是,公司发布的消息的数量超越了以往。”他表示。

帕瓦尔说,要求员工在疫情期间继续工作的公司需要向员工保证,如果员工患上了新冠,他们和他们的家人将得到公司的照顾,“在这种时候,你对待员工的方式将被他们永远记住”。

除了帮助新冠患者的家庭外,一些企业还在帮助整个国家应对新冠疫情。

上月末,印度最大私人银行之一的HDFC银行宣布,已将布巴内什瓦尔、古鲁格兰姆和浦那的三家培训机构临时转用于新冠病毒阳性员工的隔离中心。

可口可乐公司(Coca Cola Company)在印度的子公司印度斯坦可口可乐饮料公司(Hindustan Coca Cola Beverages)进口了25台氧气浓缩器(用于补充氧气的机器),为应对印度部分地区面临的供应短缺的情况。该公司还为员工及其家属以及签约工人接种疫苗。

在印度的第二波疫情中,许多医院已经没有空置的重症护理床位、药品和补充氧气。为了打破感染链,部分地区甚至已经封锁了一个多月。封锁有助于减少病例数量,减轻了卫生保健系统的压力。科学家们预计,印度的情形将在7月初逐渐好转。(财富中文网)

编译:杨二一

随着第二波新冠疫情在印度继续造成大量伤亡,印度部分大公司承诺,将为死于新冠的员工的家属提供关怀照顾。

印度的每日新增感染人数已经从两周前的40多万减少到了20.8万,但死亡人数并没有减弱的趋势——5月26日当日,印度的新冠死亡人数仍达到了4157人。

5月25日,塔塔钢铁(Tata Steel)表示,公司将为死于新冠的员工继续支付工资、医疗和住房福利,直到他们的退休年龄——60岁。

该公司还表示,将承担员工子女一直到大学毕业之前的教育费用。

对于福利项目的贡献,塔塔集团有着悠久的历史。在印度当前的疫情危机中,该公司为救援项目捐助了超过2亿美元,并且购买了大量医疗用品,包括数千台呼吸机、350万个口罩和35万个检测试剂盒。

而在此之前,塔塔集团已经建立了许多印度领先的机构,如塔塔纪念医院(Tata Memorial Hospital)、塔塔社会科学研究所(Tata Institute of Social Sciences)和国家表演艺术中心(National Centre for Performing Arts)等。

在一份声明中,塔塔钢铁敦促公众帮助有需要的人,来“度过这段艰难时期”。

在全球拥有75万名员工的塔塔集团,是拥有此类福利项目的最大的一家企业。

此外,5月2日,玻璃制品公司Borosil宣布,将为死于新冠疫情的员工家属提供两年的工资,并承诺为他们的子女支付大学教育费用。

Borosil公司董事总经理什里瓦尔•赫鲁卡表示:“这些福利无法与已经出现的损失相提并论。但希望我们的措施能让家人们有足够的时间来处理失去亲人之痛,并重新适应当下的生活。”

本月早些时候,OYO酒店集团宣布,将向在该公司工作的新冠受害者家属提供8个月的工资,并支付子女的教育费用。

到目前为止,印度已有31.1万人死于新冠病毒。这其中的15万人死于3月份开始的第二波疫情。

印度最大汽车制造商马鲁蒂铃木(Maruti Suzuki)的董事长、业内资深人士R.C.巴尔加瓦在接受采访时表示,照顾员工不仅体现一种人道主义姿态,同样具有商业意义。“归根结底,你必须与你的员工合作。如果你对你的员工不够忠诚,从长远来看,你将付出沉重的代价。”他说。

尽管长期处于停产状态,铃木集团仍未解雇任何员工,还建立了自己的医院设施。该公司已经为员工提供了药品,并尝试着为员工及其家属以及铃木经销商提供疫苗。

“拒绝照顾员工——这是一种目光短浅的行为。”巴尔加瓦说。

毕马威(KPMG)咨询公司顾问昂梅什•帕瓦尔说,企业领导人亲眼目睹了疫情摧毁家庭和同事的过程。“这让印度企业界的同情心点燃了。”他说。

“一直以来,塔塔等传统企业以及其他工业集团都有给员工发放福利、惠及员工家庭的传统。现在唯一的不同是,公司发布的消息的数量超越了以往。”他表示。

帕瓦尔说,要求员工在疫情期间继续工作的公司需要向员工保证,如果员工患上了新冠,他们和他们的家人将得到公司的照顾,“在这种时候,你对待员工的方式将被他们永远记住”。

除了帮助新冠患者的家庭外,一些企业还在帮助整个国家应对新冠疫情。

上月末,印度最大私人银行之一的HDFC银行宣布,已将布巴内什瓦尔、古鲁格兰姆和浦那的三家培训机构临时转用于新冠病毒阳性员工的隔离中心。

可口可乐公司(Coca Cola Company)在印度的子公司印度斯坦可口可乐饮料公司(Hindustan Coca Cola Beverages)进口了25台氧气浓缩器(用于补充氧气的机器),为应对印度部分地区面临的供应短缺的情况。该公司还为员工及其家属以及签约工人接种疫苗。

在印度的第二波疫情中,许多医院已经没有空置的重症护理床位、药品和补充氧气。为了打破感染链,部分地区甚至已经封锁了一个多月。封锁有助于减少病例数量,减轻了卫生保健系统的压力。科学家们预计,印度的情形将在7月初逐渐好转。(财富中文网)

编译:杨二一

Some of India's largest employers are promising to care for the families of employees who've died from COVID-19 as India's second coronavirus wave continues to exert a steep death toll.

The number of daily infections in India has halved from a peak of more than 400,000 two weeks ago to 208,000, but the number of deaths hasn't eased; India recorded 4,157 on Wednesday.

Tata Steel said on Tuesday that it will pay the salaries of employees who have died from COVID-19—along with medical and housing benefits—until what would have been their retirement age of 60.

The company also said that it will bear the expense of education for the employees' children until their college graduation.

The Tata Group has a long history of contribution towards welfare programs. In India's current crisis, the group has contributed more than $200 million to relief programs and purchased medical supplies, including thousands of ventilators, 3.5 million masks, and 350,000 testing kits. In the past Tata has established some of India's leading institutions, including the Tata Memorial Hospital, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, and the National Centre for Performing Arts.

In a statement, Tata Steel urged the public to help those in need "to get through these tough times."

Tata, which employs 750,000 workers globally, is the largest Indian employer to introduce such benefits.

Glassware company Borosil on May 2 announced that it will provide two years worth of salary to the families of employees who've died in the pandemic and vowed to pay for their children's education through university.

"The [benefits are] no comparison to the scale of the loss, but hopefully will allow the family enough time to process the bereavement and reorient," said Shreevar Kheruka, managing director at Borosil.

Earlier this month, hotel group OYO announced that it will provide eight months' pay to families of COVID-19 victims who worked for the company as well as cover children's education costs.

So far, 311,000 have died in India from COVID-19, 150,000 of whom have passed away in the second wave that started in March.

R.C. Bhargava, chairman of India's largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki and an industry veteran, said in an interview that taking care of employees was not just a humanitarian gesture, it also makes business sense. "You have to ultimately work with your people. If you don't have the loyalty of your people, in the longer term you will pay a heavy price," he said.

Suzuki has retained all employees despite an extended production shutdown and has set up its own hospital facilities. The company has provided medicines to employees and is trying to vaccinate employees, their families, and those at Suzuki dealerships.

"It is short-sighted to not look after your employees," Bhargava said.

Unmesh Pawar, advisor at consulting firm KPMG, said that corporate leaders have personally witnessed how the pandemic has devastated families and colleagues. "That has fired up the compassion in Corporate India," he said.

"Traditional companies like Tata and other industrial groups have always extended their remit of well-being not just to employees, but also to employees' families. The only difference is it is unprecedented in the number of announcements," he said.

Companies requiring employees to work during the pandemic need to reassure workers that they and their families will be cared for if they fall sick, Pawar said. "At times like this, the way you treat your employees will never be forgotten by them."

Beyond helping the families of COVID victims, some employers are aiding in the country's COVID response.

Late last month, HDFC Bank, one of India's largest private banks, announced that it had converted three training facilities in Bhubaneshwar, Gurugram, and Pune into isolation centers for COVID-positive employees.

Hindustan Coca Cola Beverages, the Indian unit of Coca Cola Company, imported 25 oxygen concentrators—machines that provide supplemental oxygen—for employees as an emergency measure when parts of the country were facing a shortage of supply. It also arranged vaccines for employees and their families, as well as for contracted workers.

In India's second wave, hospitals have run out of critical care beds, medicine, and supplemental oxygen. Parts of India have been under a lockdown for more than a month to break the chain of infections. The lockdowns have helped reduce the number of cases and eased the pressure on the health care network. Scientists expect the situation to improve gradually through early July.

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