REWU trains Rwinkwavu WMP Ltd Workers on Ministerial Order establishing Gross misconducts

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On September 24, 2021, Workers at Rwinkwavu Wolfram Mining and Processing Ltd (WMP Ltd) were trained on the Labor law and the Ministerial Order No. 002 / 19.20 of 17/03/2020 establishing gross misconducts that can lead to the immediate Contract cancelation without notice.

The training was organized by the Rwanda Extractive Industry Workers Union (REWU) and is part of the training of mining and quarrying workers through which they are explained their rights and obligations.Rwinkwavu WMP Ltd Coordinator Murara Aristarque praised the partnership between the mine and REWU, assuring that the training will bring about a major change in the workplace.

The Secretary General of REWU Trade Union Eng. Mutsindashyaka Andre urged workers to work hard and avoid mistakes that could cause them to lose their jobs, he recommended also to the Management of the Company to respect workers rights.

The Deputy Secretary General and Lawyer of REWU Mr. Bwanakweli Jean Marie explained 15 gross misconducts that could lead to the termination of the employment contract without notice.

The following acts are considered as gross misconduct:

 1° theft;

2° fraud;

3° fighting at workplace;

4° taking alcoholic drinks at workplace;

5° to be on duty under the influence of alcohol or drugs; 

6° falsification;

 7° any form of discrimination at workplace;

 8° sexual harassment; 9° soliciting, offering or receiving bribes or illicit benefit;

10°embezzlement;11°unlawfully obtaining or disclosing professional confidential information;

12°behavior that may endanger the health and safety of others at workplace;

13°gender-based violence at workplace; 

14°illegal strike;

15°intentional destruction of work equipment.

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