Category: Collective Bargaining

NUPAAW concludes wage negotiations in Illovo’s Zambia Sugar

The National Union of Plantation, Agricultural and Allied Workers (NUPAAW) reached a wage agreement with Zambia Sugar on 19 March, achieving a wage increase of 15 percent for permanent workers (lowest wage went up from USD 295.77 up to $340.13) and a 10 percent for seasonal workers (lowest wage went up from USD 160.19 to …

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Uganda: NUPAW-Uganda finalises wage agreements in the Sugar Sector

In September, the National Union of Plantation Agricultural Workers of Uganda (NUPAW-Uganda) finalised wage agreements with the three main sugar companies in the country,  granting wage increases effective from June and July this year, covering close to 15,000 workers.

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Zambia: Update on Zambia Sugar Labour Dispute (Strike of 12-15 June 2012)

The IUF-affiliated union, NUPAAW, which represents workers in Zambia Sugar, reports that all 130 employees suspended as a result of the strike in mid June have reported for work, with the last employee returning to work on 4 August.

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South Africa: Wage rates for 2012-2013 in the Sugar Sector

Last 22 May, negotiations on wage and other benefits were completed under the Bargaining Council for the Sugar Manufacturing and Refining Industry, which provided a 8.5 percent wage increase across the board for all employees in the bargaining unit. The negotiations were conducted between the Sugar Milling and Refining Employers Association (SMREA) and three unions, …

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Zambia Sugar: Stalled Negotiations, Strike…130 workers charged with gross misconduct.

The deterioration of the negotiating process in Zambia Sugar, an Illovo Sugar subsidiary, resulted in one hundred and thirty workers being issued a gross misconduct notice on 9 July, some three weeks after workers had staged a strike, being increasingly frustrated by the stalling of negotiations and the company’s refusal to acknowledge their contribution to …

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India: Karnataka sugar federation negotiates agreement

An agreement covering 25,000 permanent workers in the sugar sector of Karnataka was reached by the sugar workers federation and the sugar mills on 30 August.

Among the main issues agreed was adding 2,100 rupees of the Variable Dearness Allowance (VDA) to the existing pay scales. The VDA links wages to the inflation rate as …

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South Africa: Sugar unions reach agreement on wages

A nine percent increase across the board in basic wages was reached by unions and companies in South Africa’s Bargaining Council for the Sugar Manufacturing and Refining Industry, covering some 4,900 workers in the period from 1 April 2010 to 31 March 2011.

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Zambia: NUPAW negotiates wages in Zambia Sugar

Negotiations on wages and salary-related allowances for the 2010/2011 financial year between the NUPAW and Zambia Sugar plc started in February in Lusaka and finalised in early March. A 14.5 percent wage increase was awarded to permanent employees, and a 10 percent of seasonal workers. With information by Kunda Mutebele, NUPAW

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Guyana: Tribunal in GuySuCo, GAWU dispute recommends a three per cent payout

The Arbitration Tribunal in the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) and Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU) wages and salaries dispute yesterday (Dec. 08) recommended a three per cent payout to workers across the board for 2009.

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Guyana: Arbitration Imposed on Sugar Negotiations – amid threat of major strike

Labour Minister Manzoor Nadir last evening imposed compulsory arbitration in the GuySuCo-GAWU wage dispute amid the threat of another widespread strike in the sugar industry and sharp exchanges between the two sides.

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