CRC signs new Collective Agreement with Workers Union
Central Romana Corporation and its Workers Union signed a new collective agreement on labor conditions which includes an 18 percent wage increase over a period of three years and foresees a first general increase of 7 percent retroactive to August 16th of 2016.
The new agreement will be effective until the year 2019 and carries a similar proportion of increase in marginal benefits regarding the annual bonus, Christmas bonus, holidays, and incentives, as well as an increase between 15 percent and 23 percent in the dietary payments of workers, an improvement in training plans and personnel development, and educational programs for employees’ children.
In this new collective agreement, programs were strengthened for the prevention of accidents and occupational diseases, along with increases of more than 30 percent in workers’ social programs relating to a death in the family, as well as a 25 percent and 66 percent increase in those wage advances for marriage and births of children. It maintains health services and transportation for employees.
The agreement was signed by Mr. Eladio Uribe, General Director of Human Resources of Central Romana, and by Mrs. Eunice Magra, Secretary General of the United Trade Union of Workers (Sindicato Unido de Trabajadores). Also taking part were union members Adriano Laché Belén, Victor Alexander Martínez, Benito Luis, Miguel Das, Delecto Joseph, and Prospero Juan.
This instrument of labor conditions, between Central Romana and the Sindicato Unido, an institution that is composed of more than 16,000 workers, ratified a commitment to maintain a climate of mutual respect and harmony.
Eunice Magra, Secretary General of the Union, stressed on the positive relations during the negotiations that led to the signature of the Pact and the benefits that this represents for thousands of company workers.