Uganda Tea Association - 2012

Start date: → 2012-07-01
End date: → 2013-06-30
Name industry: → Agriculture, forestry, fishing
Name industry: → Growing of crops, market gardening, horticulture
Public/private sector: → In the private sector
Concluded by:
Names associations: → Uganda Tea Association
Names trade unions: → National Union of Plantation and Agricultural Workers - Uganda (NUPAWU)

WAGES

Wages determined by means of pay scales: → No
Adjustment for rising costs of living: → 1

Wage increase

Wage increase: → 15.0 %

Meal vouchers

Meal allowances provided: → No
Free legal assistance: → 
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ENTERPRISE LEVEL BARGAINING AGREEMENT BETWEEN UGANDA TEA ASSOCIATION (U.T.A) NATIONAL UNION OF PLANTATION & AGRICULTURAL WORKERS - UGANDA (NUPAWU)

KAMPALA 20th JUNE 20I2

PARTY A: Uganda Tea Association. (Hereinafter referred to as “UTA” which expression shall, unless repugnant to the context or the meaning thereof, including its legal representatives. successors and permitted assigns) of the first part and represented for the purposes of this agreement by its Secretary, Mr. Ssekitoleko G W.

AND

PARTY B: National Union of Plantation and Agricultural Workers - Uganda, (hereinafter referred to as “THE UNION” which expression shall1 unless repugnant to the context or the meaning thereof include its legal representatives successors and permitted assigns) of the second part and represented for the purposes of this agreement by its General Secretary, Honorable Joram Bruno Pajobo.

The ELBA Level Agreement is hereby endorsed and accepted by the member organizations of the UTA listed as follows:

(1) Dayalbhai Madanji & Co. (Inv.) Ltd represented for the purposes of this agreement by its Managing Director, Mr. Vinod Vadera.

(2) Mcteoct Russj (Uganda) Limited represented for the purposes o1 this agreement by its General Manager — Plantations, Mr. Baldeep Sirigh.

(3) Mabale Tea Factory Company represented for the purposes of this agreement by its Chairman Board of Directors, Mr.

(4) Mpanga Tea Factory Company represented for the purposes of this agreement by its Chairman Board of Directors. Mr.

(5) Mwera/Nakigalala Tea Company represented for the purposes ol this agreement by its Group Manager — Maclhvanj Tea Division Mr.Sushit Sohantal.

(6) Toro and Mityana Tea Company represented For the purposes of this agreement by its Managing Director, Mr. John Prinsloo.

(7) Uganda Tea Corporation represented for the purposes of this agreement by its

General Manager1 Mr. Roger Siima.

(8) Igara Growers Tea Factory represented [or the purposes of (his agreement by its Chairman Board of Directors Mr.

(9) Iayonza Growers Tea Factory represented for the purposes of lhs agreement by its

Chairman Board of Directors Mr. Caleb K. Tumwesiimire

This ENTERPRISE LEVEL BARGAINING AGREEMENT shall serve to define the respective endeavors roles and responsibilities of the parties and the PARTIES agree to the formal obligations defined and stipulated hereunder.

NOW IT IS HEREBY AGREED THAT:

1.

This AGREEMENT constitutes the entirety of the 2012 review, as described in the ELBA Agreement dated 1st September, 2011 and in no way contradicts the intentions of the said agreement

2.

The PARTIES agree to the specific terms and conditions of the Settlement as

Detailed in Part “A” of the respective Enterprise Schedule for each enterprise, which schedule forms a legally binding part of this Agreement and includes both the amount and timing for the settlement Conditions.

3.

It's agreed that each employee who is unionisable shall be deemed to contribute to the union through an estate managed check-oil system provided he/she has consented in writing to such a deduction as per the trade union resolution and in accordance with the prevailing legislation, otherwise he/she has opted out.

4.

During the dry season (drought), the skeleton staff and or workers retained and deployed at the discretion of estate management on alternative work, which may include plucking, will be paid a minimum of a normal day’s basic wage.

5.

This agreement shall be effective for those enterprises that have duly signed this Agreement. A failure of any one party to sign this agreement shall not affect the rights and obligations of the remaining parties who have signed.

6.

The agreements contained herein shall be null and void, if they conflict in any way with the laws of the Republic of Uganda.

7.

In the event of a failure of any one or several parts of this agreement, the PARTIES agree to remedy the specific disagreements by alt expeditious and facilitative means and generally to adhere to the spirit of the agreement via, referral of the matter to the Joint Industrial Council (Tea).

8.

One copy of this agreement will be signed as an original copy to be retained by each party.

IN WITNESS HEREOF This ENTERPRISE LEVEL BARAINLNG AGREEMENT is entered and agreed to by the parties in Kampala. the Republic of Uganda on ihe date first written above.

(1) For the Uganda Tea Association

……………………………………….

Uganda Tea Association

Represented by Mr. G.W. Ssekiloleko

(2) For the National Union of ianta1ioji & Agricultural Workers

…………………………………………

NUPAWU

Represented by Hon. Joram Bruno Pajobo

IN WITNESS AND AGREEMENT HEREOF, This ENTREPRISE LEVEL BARGAINING AGREEMENT is endorsed and accepted by the representative enterprises of the UTA, in Kampala, The Republic of Uganda on the date first written above

1) For Dayalbhai Madanji & Co. (Inv.) Ltd

Managing Director,

Mr. Vinod Vadera.

2) Mcteoct Russj (Uganda) Limited

General Manager — Plantations,

Mr. Baldeep Sirigh

3) Mabale Tea Factory Company

Chairman Board of Directors

4) Mpanga Tea Factory Company

Chairman Board of Directors

(5) Mwera/Nakigalala Tea Company

Group Manager — Maclhvanj Tea Division

Mr.Sushit Sohantal.

6) Toro and Mityana Tea Company

Managing Director,

Mr. John Prinsloo.

7) Uganda Tea Corporation

General Manager1

Mr. Roger Siima

8) Igara Growers Tea Factory

Chairman Board of Directors

9) Iayonza Growers Tea Factory

Chairman Board of Directors

Mr. Caleb K. Tumwesiimire

10) For Rwenzori Commodities Ltd

Thomas Joseph

SCHEDULE 1: DAYALBI-IAI MADANJI & CO. (INV) LTD.

Wage Increases to be applied

1. Base increases for pluckers as detailed in Table 1 (a).

2. The basic daily rate for General workers’ is increased by Shs. 4 00/=

320o per working day slatting 1’ July 2012.

3. Skilled and semi skilled empioyees salary/wages shall be increased by 15% to graded employees currently earning up to Shs. 100000/=. And 12 %% to those currently earning above Shs.1001 000/=

Table 1(b): Base increases for Shear Pluckers:

From: to 2012/2013
Band 1

Band 2

Band 3

1 – 40 kg

41 – 60 kg

61 kg+

70.00 Ug. Shs/kg

72.00 Ug.Shs/kg

7 4.00 Ug.Shs/kg

Table 1(b): Base increases for shear pluckers:

2012 / 2013 rate 61.00 / kg

Table 1(c) Base increases for Mechanical Plackers:

2012 / 2013 Rate 18.50 / kg

This agreement covers the period between 1st July 2012 to 30th June 2013.

IN VITIESS HEREOF this ENTERPRISE SCHEDULE is agreed to by the Dayatbhai Madanji & Co. (inv.) Ltd. on the date first written above.

(1) For Dayalbhai Madinji & Co. (Inv.) Ltd

…………………………………………….

V.D Vadera,

Managing Diretor

(2) For the National Union of Plantation & Agricultural Workers

…………………………………………

Represented by Hon. Joram Bruno Pajobo

SCHEDULE 2: McLeod RUSSEL UGANDA LIMITED

Wage Increases to be applied

1.Base increases for pluckers and machine operators as detailed in Table I (a).

2. The basic daily rate for other daily rated employees is increased by Shs.400/= i.e. to Shs. 3,200/per working day starting 1 July 2012.

3.Skilled and semi skilled employees’ salary! Wages shall be increased by 15% to graded employees currently earning up to Shs.100,000/=. And 12 ½ % to those current earning above Shs. 100,000/=

Table 1(a): Base increases for Pluckers

From: to 2012/2013
Band 1

Band 2

Band 3

1 – 40 kg

41 – 60 kg

61 kg+

70.00 Ug. Shs/kg

72.00 Ug.Shs/kg

74.00 Ug.Shs/kg

Table 1(b): Base increases for Shear Pluckers:

Band 1: 2012 / 2013 Rate 61 .00 / kg

Table 1(c): Base increases for Mechanical Pluckers:

Band1: 2012 / 2013 Rate 18.50 Ugs / kg

This agreement covers the period between 1 July 2012 to 30fh June 2013

IN WITNESS HEREOF this ENTERPRISE SCHEDULE is agreed to by the McLeod Russet

Uganda Limited on the date first written above.

(1)For McLeod Russel Uganda Limited,

……………………………………………

1’- Baldeep Singh

General Manager - Plantations

McLeod Russet Uganda Limited

(2)For the National U ion of Plantation Agricultural Workers

………………………………………………

N U PAWU

Represented by J. B. Pajobo

SCHEDULE 6:TORO AND MITYANA TEA COMPANY LIMITED

Wage Increases to be applied

1. Base increases for pluckers as detailed in Table 1 (a).

2. The basic daily rate for General workers is increased by Shs.400= i.e to Shs.

3,200/= per working day starting 1 July2012.

3. Skilled and semi skilled employee’s salary/wages shall be increased by graded employees currently earning up to Shs. 1001000/=. And 12 and 1/4 % currently earning above Shs.100, 0001=.

From: to 2012/2013
Band 1

Band 2

Band 3

1 – 40 kg

41 – 60 kg

61 kg+

70.00 Ug. Shs/kg

72.00 Ug.Shs/kg

74.00 Ug.Shs/kg

Table 1(b): Base increases for Shear Pluckers:

2012 / 2013 Rate 61.00 / kg

Table 1(c): Base Increases for Mechanical Pluckers:

2012 / 2013 Rate 18.50 Ug . Shs / kg

This agreement covers the period between 1 July 2012 to 30 June 2013

IN WITNESS HEREOF this ENTERPRISE SCHEDULE Company on the date first written above.

(1)For toro & Mityana Tea Company

…………………………………………….

John Prinslo

Managing Director

Toro & Mityana Tea Company

2. For the National Union of Plantation & Agricultural Workers

…………………………………………………

NUPAWU

Represented by Hon. Joram Bruno Pajobo

SCHEDULE 7: UGANDA TEA CORPORATION

Wage Increases to be applied

1.Base increases for pluckers as detailed in Table I (a).

2. The basic daily rate for Genera! Workers’ is increased by Shs.400/= i.e. per working day starting 1st July 2012.

3.Skilled and semi skilled employee’s salary!wages shall be increased by 15% to graded employees currently earning up to Shs.1 001 000=. And 12and 3/4% to those currently earning above Shs100, 000=.

Table 1(a): Base increases for Pluckers

From: to 2011/2012
Band 1

Band 2

Band 3

1 – 40 kg

41 – 60 kg

-

70.00 Ug. Shs/kg

72.00 Ug.Shs/kg

-

SCHEDULE 10: RWENZORI COMMODITIES LIMITED

Wage Increases to be applied

1. The basic daily rate for General Workers’ is increased by Shs.500/= i.e. per working day starting 1st July 2012.

2.Skilled and semi skilled employee’s salary!wages shall be increased by 15% to graded employees currently earning up to Shs.1 00000=. And 12 and half % to those currently earning above Shs100, 000.

From: to 2012/2013
Band 1

Band 2

Band 3

1 – 40 kg

41 – 60 kg

61 kg+

70.00 Ug. Shs/kg

72.00 Ug.Shs/kg

74.00 Ug.Shs/kg

shear plucking rate is increased from shs 61 to shs 62 per kg of green leaf.

Mechanical plucking rate is increased from shs 18.75 to shs 19 per kg of green leaf.

This agreement covers the period between 1 July 2012 to 30 June 2013

IN WITNESS HEREOF this ENTERPRISE SCHEDULE Company on the date first written above.

1) For Rwenzori Commodities Ltd

Thomas Joseph

General Manager

2) For the national Union of Plantation and Agricultual Workers

Hon Joram Bruno Pajabo

NUPAWU

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