REWU trains PIRAN Workers on Gross misconducts


The Rwanda Extractive Industry Workers Union (REWU) continues its awareness campaign on the Labor law and the Ministerial Order No. 002 / 19.20 of 17/03/2020 establishing gross misconduct that can lead to the immediate Contract cancelation without notice.


At PIRAN Rwanda, on November 8, 2021, the Secretary General of REWU Eng. Mutsindashyaka Andre and REWU’s lawyer Mr. Bwanakweli Jean Marie met with Miners, security staff as well the Management representative to be trained on the above-mentioned ministerial Order.


Among other subjects on the agenda were advocacy on the issue of wage cuts that had taken place, but after discussions resolved by the PIRAN management. This was appreciated by the employees of the company.

They were grateful for the fact that the amount deducted will be reimbursed at the end of this  month (November).


REWU also has taken notes on employees’ demands for advocacy for an annual increment of salaries, minimum wage among others concerns.


REWU assured workers that a follow up on the issue will be done in a due time.

On the same day, REWU requested its members to perform well their duties and keep respecting the provisions of labor rights.

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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