Hundreds gather for the Heritage Walk on Labour Day to celebrate history of Tata Workers’ Union
Over 200 people gathered at the Tata Workers` Union (TWU) office at Jamshedpur for the Heritage Walk to celebrate history of TWU on Wednesday (May 1).
The Heritage Walk was organised as part of the Centenary Year celebration of TWU. The Walk commenced from the Tata Workers’ Union Office and concluded at G Town Club Ground. The Heritage Walk was flagged off by Mr Suresh Dutt Tripathi, Vice President (Human Resource Management), Tata Steel.
Mr R Ravi Prasad, President, TWU welcomed the gathering and talked about the significance of the Walk. Addressing the gathering, Mr Tripathi said, “We are proud of our heritage. TWU has played a significant role in the development of the company and we should celebrate that.”
Mr Satish Singh, General Secretary, TWU spoke about the foundation of TWU and 100 glorious years journey of its existence. The historical significance of TWU Office building was also shared, constructed at a cost of more than Rs. 3.5 lakhs and inaugurated by Mr B C Bhagawati, President, INTUC on March 19, 1978.
At G Town Club Ground, a short video film on Mahatma Gandhi and his association with Tata Steel was screened along with a video clip of speech of Mr T V Narendran, CEO & MD, Tata Steel, which was delivered by him during the Michael John Memorial Lecture in 2018.
At the G Town Ground, Mr Chanakya Chaudhary, Vice President (Corporate Services), Tata Steel spoke about the historical significance of the G Town Club Ground, where, on September 21, 1931 Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose addressed the workers during the time when some anti- company people were trying to break the peace between the Union and the Management. He listened to the workers’ grievances and advised to maintain industrial harmony. He congratulated TWU for the milestone achieved and wished them luck for future.
The Heritage Walk saw participation from Senior Management of Tata Steel, Mr Avneesh Gupta, Vice President (Shared Services), Mr Uttam Singh, Vice President (Iron Making), Mr Tarun Daga, Managing Director, JUSCO, senior officers of Tata Steel including HR Officials, TWU Office Bearers, among others. The entire event was coordinated by Mr Shahnawaz Alam, Vice President, TWU along with Centre for Excellence. The vote of thanks was delivered by Mr Arvind Pandey, Deputy President, TWU.
About Tata Steel
Tata Steel Group is among the top global steel companies with an annual crude steel capacity of 33 million tonnes per annum (MTPA). It is one of the world's most geographically-diversified steel producers, with operations and commercial presence across the world. The Group recorded a consolidated turnover of US $20.41 billion (INR 133,016 crore) in FY18. In 2018, Tata Steel acquired Bhushan Steel Ltd (now renamed as Tata Steel BSL Ltd). Currently, Tata Steel's consolidated India crude steel production capacity stands at 18.6 MnTPA.
A Great Place to Work-CertifiedTM organisation, Tata Steel Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, associates and joint ventures, is spread across five continents with an employee base of over 65,000.
Tata Steel retained the Industry Leader position in FY18 and ranked second overall in the DJSI assessment, 2017. The Company has been recognised as the Climate Disclosure Leader in ‘Steel category’ by CDP (2017). Besides being a member of the World Steel Climate Action Programme, Tata Steel has won several awards including the Prime Minister’s Trophy for the best performing integrated steel plant for 2016-17, ‘Corporate Strategy Award’ by Mint (2018), Golden Peacock Award for Risk Management (2018) and Best Risk Management Framework & Systems Award (2019) by CNBC TV18. The Company also received the ‘Most Ethical Company’ award from Ethisphere Institute for the eight time (2019), Steel Sustainability Champions (2017) by the World Steel Association, Dun & Bradstreet Corporate Awards (2018), Golden Peacock HR Excellence Award by Institute of Directors (2018), ‘Best Companies To Work For’ recognition by Business Today, 'Asia's Best Integrated Report' award by the Asia Sustainability Reporting Awards (2017), among several others.
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