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Post date: 11/12/2013 - 19:27

4000 workers benefit from newly signed collective agreement at SABMiller Bavaria

After eight months of negotiations, SINALTRACEBA and SINALTRAINBEC, unions organized at SABMiller operations at Bavaria and Valle, signed a new collective agreement on November 2. The main achievement of the agreement is the recognition of the trade organizations.

The agreement valid for 2 years is retroactive to September 1, 2013 covers 4,000 union workers and provides guarantees for 600 unionized employees.

The agreement is reached by the unions, under permanent advisory of CUT and CETCOIT mediation, succeeds SABMiller imposed collective agreement at Bavaria after the liquidation of the SINALTRABAVARIA Union eleven years ago.

After eight months of negotiations, SINALTRACEBA and SINALTRAINBEC, unions organized at SABMiller operations at Bavaria and Valle, signed a new collective agreement on November 2. The main achievement of the agreement is the recognition of the trade organizations.

The agreement valid for 2 years is retroactive to September 1, 2013 covers 4,000 union workers and provides guarantees for 600 unionized employees.

The agreement is reached by the unions, under permanent advisory of CUT and CETCOIT mediation, succeeds SABMiller imposed collective agreement at Bavaria after the liquidation of the SINALTRABAVARIA Union eleven years ago.

Important achievements of the agreement include the reinstatement of dismissed trade union leaders, the lifting of economic sanctions against 14 activists, the commitment of the company to directly hiring of contract workers at the plant`s wastewater treatment, the restoration of premiums equivalent to 40 days salary per year, a wage increase of Consumer price index (CPI) plus 1.5% and a bonus for each worker for a million pesos ($ 520).

44 hours of working week was agreed for the plant in Barranquilla, a home loan will be given to workers at an interest rate of 3%, and an agreement on health insurance plans for all employees of Bavaria is achieved.

The original article posted on REL-UITA website in Spanish is here : http://rel-uita.org/index.php/es/sindicatos/item/4024-convenio-colectivo...