Category Archive: Collective Bargaining

Belize: BWU signs a CBA on behalf of field workers

The Belize Workers’ Union (BWU) signed on 5 January 2017 an agreement with the Belize Sugar Industries Ltd. (BSIL) granting a five percent wage increase over three years (on a 3-1-1 percent increases). New highest daily rate (9 hrs) is 72.10 Belizean dollars (BZD) paid to a heavy-duty operator (2016-2017) that will go up to …

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Zambia: NUPAAW reaches agreement at Illovo’s Zambia Sugar

The National Union of Plantation, Agriculture and Allied Workers (NUPAAW) concluded negotiations with Zambia Sugar Plc on 23rd March 2016 and an addendum to the Collective Agreement on 13th April 2016, after seven rounds of negotiation on the 2016-2017 Wages, Salaries and Financial terms that started on 31 December 2015.

The agreement grants an eighteen percent …

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France: Wage increase agreement ends Tereos strike

A seven-day strike (15-22 October) in six Tereos beet processing plants involving members of three unions, including the IUF affiliates, CFDT and FO-FGTA, ended with an agreement that provided a total wage increase of 1.1 percent – retroactive to 1 July – and a 0.30 percent in individual increases.

Tereos is a farmer cooperative reckoned …

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Kenya: Wage Increase in Nzoia Sugar in 2015-2017

Last August, the branch of the Kenya Union of Sugar Plantation Workers (KUSPAW) at the Nzoia Sugar Company reached a two-year agreement increasing wages and granting other financial benefits effective in October.

The agreement calls for a 9.5 percent wage increase in the first year and 6.5 per cent in the second year, in addition …

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South Africa: Wage increase for five thousand sugar workers

On 17 June, the National Bargaining Council for Sugar Manufacturing and Refining Industry reached an agreement providing a 6.5 percent wage increase across the board effective 1 April, and a further 1 percent compounded increase by 1 October 2015. The Council groups six companies as employers and three unions representing approximately 5,000 workers in the …

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Zambia: NUPAAW Concludes Negotiations at Zambia Sugar

On 30 June, the National Union of Plantation Agricultural and Allied Workers of Zambia (NUPAAW) concluded negotiations at Zambia Sugar, an Illovo Sugar subsidiary, covering about 6,500 workers, some 1,900 as permanent employees and the balance as seasonal workers at peak times.

The agreement grants a 13 percent wage increase for permanent workers, making the …

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Malawi: SPAWUM signs wage agreement with Illovo Sugar (Malawi)

The Sugar Plantation Agricultural Workers Union of Malawi (SPAWUM) finalised wage negotiations with Illovo Sugar (Malawi) on 20 March, with an increment of 27 percent across the board and a live out allowance of 15 percent. Inflation rate is quoted at 21.2 percent.

Some 5,000 employees benefitted from the negotiation results. They are employed by …

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Belize: BWU Reach Wage Agreement with BSIL

The Belize Workers’ Union (BWU) recently signed a 4-year wage agreement with the Belize Sugar Industries Ltd. (BSIL), where the world’s largest sugar refiner, the ASR Group, acquired a majority stake in 2013.

Effective on 18 March, the agreement covers 132 factory hourly-paid employees and 21 hourly-paid employees at the Slip-dock, granting them a 3 …

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Kenya: KUSPAW branch reaches collective agreement at Nzoia Sugar Company

On 24 September 2014, an agreement for Nzoia Sugar was concluded at Kisumu during the joint industrial council, covering a total of 931 unionisable employees, including 75 women.

Seventy eight temporal employees will also benefit from the agreement, although they fail to pay agency fees. Seasonal workers do not receive monetary benefits from the agreement, …

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Tanzania: TPAWU wage agreement at Illovo’s Kilombero at 5 percent

On August 28, the Tanzania Plantation Agricultural Workers Union (TPAWU) signed a wage agreement with Kilombero Sugar Company Limited, a subsidiary of Illovo Sugar, granting a five percent wage increase across the board. According to the union, some 5,070 employees are covered by the agreement. Payments will be retroactive of April 1st, 2014.

The agreement …

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