The Rwanda Extractive Industry Workers Union (REWU) in collaboration with RWANDAFOAM and Generation Mining Development Company (GMDC) have handed over Mattresses to all workers in GMDC as part of the efforts to improve social inclusion in the livelihoods of mining and quarry workers in Rwanda.
Mattresses and other necessary equipment are often given to miners through a joint agreement between REWU as a representative of mining and quarry workers, the company whom they are serving and the suppliers so that Workers get any type of necessity which they will gradually pay through their salary.
Before handing over the Mattresses to GMDC workers, the company’s Managing Director, Ms. Kamugwera Vestine, briefed the REWU officials and other administrative and security agencies about the company’s working conditions situation and later took them inside the mine to witness how safe workers are inside the mine site.
The Team appreciated the way the mine was designed to protect workers’ safety.
In his remarks, the Deputy Secretary General of REWU and the Guest at the event, Mr. Jean Marie Vianney BWANAKWERI, thanked the Managing Director of GMDC and Rwandafoam and the leaders of various institutions for coming to join the “RYAMA NEZA MUCUKUZI Program” translated as “miner Sleep Well” event during which mattresses were handed over to workers following the agreements between all stakeholders.
He urges workers to work hard and keep the discipline at work in order to increase productivity.
He also reminded them to take part in other government activities.