REWU, Kabarombe and Kabumbogo Workers discuss Health and Safety needs for advocacy

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The Rwanda Extractive Industry Workers Union (REWU) has on October, 8th 2021 extended the visit to workers of Kabarombe and Kabumbogo Mining sites to discuss various topics among them the functions of REWU Trade Union and other subjects regarding the welfare of workers in the Mining and quarrying Industry.

The Visit was held on October 8, 2021, at the Nyamugari Mining Site, which coordinates activities of two sub mining sites of Kabarombe and Kabumbogo in the COMIKAGI Cooperative in Gakenke District.

The event was chaired by REWU Deputy Secretary General Mr. Jean Marie Bwanakweli and REWU Coordinator in the Eastern and Northern Provinces Mr. Musabyimana Deogratias.

The event brought together about 400 workers and after being briefed on the main points, workers called on the REWU Trade Union to advocate for them on matters regarding health and safety at work, especially focusing on work uniforms and other work equipment.

REWU representatives explained to the Workers that they are going to discuss the matter with their employer and find a suitable solution in accordance with the Labor Law of Rwanda.

 Employees also demanded that they also be provided with domestic equipment that they will pay in installments.

At the end of the meeting, the workers elected their representatives at the site level in order to bring them closer to the Service.

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