Africa: Collective Bargaining Agreements

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    • Wilfred on November 11, 2009 at 11:15 am

    According to TANZANIA-KILOMBERO CBA workers are not paid gratuity when they finish the contract. My suggestion is that when sit down for another CBA they have to remember to put that part of payment.
    Wilfred, TPAWU -Tanzania

    • Gibson Kachingwe on November 11, 2009 at 11:21 am

    The CBA between TPAWU Kilombero and Kilombero Sugar Company Limited for the years from 2002 was in some areas characterized by quotations from the ELRA (T) 2004 i.e. The Employment and Labour Relations Act Tanzania 2004, which shows how many employers stagnate the CBA process which is meant for improving the minimum standards set by our govt. This is not only a problem with Kilombero Sugar Company but also other companies. This calls for unified effort of the unions to make proposals to be forwarded to our parliament through our members of parliament and if possible relevant ministers. TPAWU HQs should organize a world wide campaign. The aim of the campaign is review of all areas that seem to suppress poor employees.
    Regards.
    Gibson Kachingwe, Kanchipite.
    TPAWU – Tanzania

    • FRANCIS ATHANAS on November 11, 2009 at 11:48 am

    Hi all;its so good to employees to have cba’s which favour women issues,maternity factor,health services,safety and good working environment,considering all employees as on both sides of the employer and CBA organs to improve workers conditions without forget all human right and abolish child labour all over the world. Make concreat measures towards compasation on disability and fatal factors.Following the CBA signed 2002 between Kilombero sugar company and Tanzania Plantation Workers Union (TPAWU). I noticed some area with roop hole to oppress and violate workers’ rights on compensations during injury and fatal
    Regards,
    Francis Athanas, TPAWU – Tanzania

    • HERMAN KAJIRU on November 11, 2009 at 11:56 am

    COMMENTS ON SWAZILAND/SUGAR COMPANY.
    NURSING break- one hour is not enough, should be two hours.
    On payment should be also improved up to 6 months.
    WORKING HRS- agricultural service, 48hrs is too much, should be reduced up to 45 hrs per week.
    Herman Kajiru, TPAWU – Tanzania

    • Gibson Kachingwe on November 11, 2009 at 12:00 pm

    Among the CBAs read by me that one of Kakira Uganda and the relevant union is one of the best especially on areas of leave allowances and medical care. The participants need to go through them when they go back home in preparation for the next CB processes.
    Regards.
    Kanchipite, Kachingwe Gibson.
    TPAWU – Tanzania

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