May 25, 2021

Tata Steel to keep paying Covid-19 victims' salaries

Tata Steel has said it will compensate the families of its workers in India that die of Covid-19.
The firm said it will pay deceased employees' salaries, housing and medical benefits until what would have been their retirement at the age of 60.

It also pledged to cover the education costs of the children of dead frontline workers until they graduate.

This week India officially counted 300,000 dead from the virus, though experts warn the number is higher.

"Tata Steel stands together with a deep sense of loss at the sad demise of its beloved employees during this dreadful pandemic," the company said in a statement.

After detailing the benefits of the firm's "best-in-class social security schemes" the statement concluded by saying that the "Tata Steel family stands stoically with all its people, committed to their security and well-being."

(BBC News)