MBABANE: The Swaziland Transport Communication and Allied Workers Union(SWATCAWU) scored major victory after concluding salary increment for employees of Hurlingman Estate, Sticks Nkambule, the Secretary General confirmed in a press statement.
Nkambule said SWATCAWU and Hurlingham Estate (HE) engaged in a bargaining process this November and subsequently signed a Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) that granted the lowest paid worker a 24.8 per cent and a highest paid worker an 18 per cent in respect of wage increase .
He said among material of the CBA was a free weekly food rations provision for workers, annual bonus payments and that the CBA shall run for 24 months commencing as of May 1 this year until April 30, 2022.
"This settlement therefore provides for a six months in respect of back pay to workers. Workers who stand to benefit includes but not limited to drivers, labourers, cutters and supervisors" reads the statement.
Nkambule stated that they find the agreement to be tremendous and being one that is counted among those that triggered meaningful advances towards realization of workers' struggles for a decent living wage.
SWATCAWU secured victory for employees.