Rwanda Extractive Industry Workers Union (REWU) continues its sensitization campaign to bring together all workers in mining and quarry sector as part of contribution to strengthening the Industry and improving the productivity.
This process includes uniting them through Trade Unions and continuing to advocate for their rights and wellbeing as well as their families.
Each company Trade Union must have its own representatives who are aware of the problems of their colleagues and bring them to the attention of the company management and to REWU so that the later seek solutions and where necessary advocate for them.
On Monday, October 19, 2020, Shyogwe based Clay bricks company in Muhanga District elected a Committee representing them in an event attended by the REWU Coordinator in the Southern and Western Provinces.
In this union meeting, it was agreed that the employee’s salaries will from this month be paid through the bank contrary to previous payment means when each one had to get his salary in hand payment.
They also agreed to start working on the contract starting this week. The Salary should reach their bank account in 15 Working days.
REWU administration states that the purpose is to make the Mining and quarry business in Rwanda formal professional from informal and to comply with the labor laws between the Employer and the Employees.