On November 17th, 2020, the Coordinator of Rwanda Extractive Industry Workers Union (REWU) in the Eastern and Northern Provinces Musabyimana Deogratias has visited Piran Rwanda Mining Company to follow up on the negotiation for the second batch of equipment including bicycles and mattresses to the employees who need them and reimburse factories gradually so that they can be helped to access the above-mentioned equipment easily.
The visit followed the concerns of the Managing Director of Piran Rwanda who pointed out the challenge of Employees’ fixed contracts who are about to expire and that signing for equipment could not be possible since they remain with only two months on their contracts.
However, to address the issue, the Managing Director of Piran Rwanda has assured trade union that all employees will sign other contracts in January 2021.
He proposes that those who are able to pay in the remaining two months will be the ones to receive the equipment and others will wait until January after contracts renewal.
Other issues raised like salary arrears and unpaid RSSB contributions for some employees, are being processed to find solutions, which will be communicated to the REWU’s representative in Piran Rwanda as soon as possible.
On the issue of holiday arrears among security personnel, the Managing director explained that company is still in arranging a way to find a solution without disturbing employment.
“We have agreed to continue to exchange information and find soon solutions for the issues raised by staff concerns,” Musabyimana said.