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KCBC’s new policy to address employees’ grievances

KCBC’s ‘Human Resource Policy’ will cover recruitment, service conditions, social security and grievance redress.

 
Kochi: 

The Kerala Catholic Bishops’ Council (KCBC) has issued a set of guidelines to address employees’ concerns and grievances against corporate managements.

The guidelines would be followed by all the 30 dioceses in the state.

Teachers in aided and unaided institutions, nurses, workers at printing presses, employees of charitable organizations, administrative staff in colleges, schools and hospitals, workers in offices of churches and all other sections of employees would benefit as the state-level implementation and monitoring committee ensures strict adherence to policy guidelines.

KCBC’s ‘Human Resource Policy’ will cover recruitment, service conditions, social security and grievance redress.

This will be implemented in three years. The Catholic Church is the single largest private employer in education and healthcare sectors, with around 4,500 educational institutions and 500 hospitals under it.

Joy Gothuruth, chairman of the drafting committee of the policy, said the move was intended to ensure workers’ satisfaction through modern management methods.

For example, the recruitment procedures would ensure objectivity, transparency and equal opportunity. Government guidelines on minimum wages, overtime, medical insurance, ESI and PF would constitute the social security aspect.

A self-appraisal system would be introduced for performance management.

There would also be a grievance management system. The state-level committee would ensure annual auditing for the effective implementation of the policy.

Source: deccanchronicle

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