Transport Sector: Employee Engagement to Claim their Rights
14 November 2012 - The Défi Media Group
Next Friday, employees of different bus companies vote thirty claims to improve their working conditions and their salaries at a meeting to be held November 16 at 19 hours in Unity House, Beau Bassin.
The leaders of the Union of Bus Industry Workers (UBIW) and General Workers Federation (GWE) are determined to go through that sector employees receive transit satisfaction.
The decisions taken Friday affecting several aspects. Including negotiations with all the bus companies and the way to adopt as wages rise. Moreover, the unions do not neglect the method recently used by employees of the sugar industry, including procedures for a legal strike.
As his colleagues at the UBIW, Ashok Subron, the GWF says that the wages and working conditions of employees in the sector of transport have not been improved since 2008. However, he says, from the same period, bus companies have received no less than three increases in the cost of the bus ticket. Not to mention the various grants that the government gives to these companies as part of the measures to provide free transport for students and the elderly, among others.
The most deplorable explain union leaders, year after year, the working conditions of employees in the sector of transportation deteriorate, compared to public sector employees. Faced with such a situation, they say, there is no choice but to initiate actions that will positively change things for employees of transport. And for this fight, they seek the support and participation of employees of different companies.
"Recently, employees of the sugar industry led a great fight and it is now the turn of the employees of the transport sector to trigger another big fight for the revision of wages and working conditions. Nothing without the advance unit of employees of different companies, "they insist. The claims of these employees affect, among others, the increment system, working hours and the introduction of 'vacation leaves'.