CBA for CPMZ a success

Zimbabwe Energy Workers Union (ZEWU)

 ZEWU successfully managed to negotiate for new salaries for CPMZ employees under the Collective Bargaining Agreement of 2013.

The CBA negotiations were held last week in Mutare.

After negotiations, CPMZ management agreed to offer 7% basic salaries increment to all employees except the three lowest paid employees in the company whose basic salary would be raised to $381 for them to be at par with their counterparts of the same grade in NEC.

On the issue of transport allowances, CMPZ which had earlier on asked the rationale behind giving workers these allowances while the company provided them with transport to and from work, said they were going to consider how (transport allowances), school fees, housing, non-pensionable, responsibility and noxious allowances would be implemented.

ZEWU had argued that the idea behind the transport allowances is that even though the employees are provided transport to and from work, an allowance was still necessary to cater for the families and even the workers who want to travel during the weekends or on while on leave.

With the help of the union, it was agreed that after every five years, workers would be given a token of appreciation for their service.

In her closing remarks, President Chitambo appealed to management to join NEC and urged CPMZ to consider bringing its employees at par with their counterparts in the energy sector especially on the issue of allowances.

She also appealed to management to consider a significant salary rise for their Zimbabwe employees as some of them had served the company for years without any tangible benefits.

National executive member M Mugabe accompanied the President to CBA negotiations.

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