Sandivik Mining and Construction Company workers win pay rise
Kitwe, March 25, 2014, ZANIS — Sandivik Mining and Construction Company has awarded its unionized workers a salary increment of K540 across the board.
Speaking in Kitwe yesterday day during the signing ceremony of the collective agreement between NUMAW and Sandvik, Mr. Chansa said it was important for mining companies to give reasonable salary increments to workers so that they can be motivated.
He said mining companies should not expect high production from workers who are not motivated by reasonable salaries.
He further noted that reasonable salaries was one of the major ways through which Zambians can benefit from the mining sector hence the need for investors in the sector to pay workers good salaries.
And Mr. Chansa said NUMAW will always endeavor to work with the government of the day and also to ensure that it dialogues with employers instead of rushing for work stoppages.
He further appealed on government to address the problems faced by most mining companies so that the country can continue benefiting from the sector which he said is the national economic backbone of the country.
And Sandvik Mining and construction Company Director for Administration and Services, George Mntali thanked the workers for their patience and understanding they exhibited during the negotiations.
Mr. Mntali who signed on behalf of Sandivik Mining and Construction Company said their understanding and transparency resulted in short and smooth negotiations that resulted in a favourable agreement for both the workers and the company.