Swaziland Transport and Allied Workers Union (STAWU) signed a 10 per cent pay-rise deal with Unitrans Swaziland. Unitrans is a major fuel hauling entity in Swaziland which has been on the Swazi roads for over fifty years now. Further to the pay-rise de …

UNITRANS Swaziland

Swaziland Transport and Allied Workers Union (STAWU) signed a 10 per cent pay-rise deal with Unitrans Swaziland. Unitrans is a major fuel hauling entity in Swaziland which has been on the Swazi roads for over fifty years now. Further to the pay-rise deal parties (STAWU and UNITRANS) mutually agreed to conduct a scientific wage review the following year, grant free medical services to workers which shall extend to their immediate families in due course, among other benefits.

This pay-rise deal was endorsed end of July 2014 at a verge of a strike action following an earlier pronounced deadlock by the parties on about June 2014. STAWU Industrial Relations Officer Sticks Nkambule who lead the union negotiation team said ‘’A significant wage deal inclusive of essential welfare services like provident fund and medical services is one which STAWU endorses at national policy level. The settlement of this year’s negotiations warranted due experience and expertise which our partner was able to counter proffer. Such is commendable’’

He added ‘’the agreement further provide self fatigue safe-guards, in that it limits maximum working hours to eleven per day. Parties stand to immensely benefit from such in more ways than one. This takes us closer to the decent work programme sentiments by ILO’’

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