18 April 2012 15:12 [Source: ICIS news]
LONDON (ICIS)--Union chiefs have ended industrial action at Polish fertilizer, melamine and caprolactam (capro) producer Zaklady Azotowe Pulawy (ZAP) after agreeing a pay deal with management, the Trade Union of the Workers’ Movement (ZZPRC) said on Wednesday.
ZZPRC and the Social Workers Trade Union (SZZP), which together represent 923 of ZAP’s 3,500 workers, ran a series of sit-ins at ZAP from 17-26 March in a protest aimed at securing an across-the-board 15% pay increase for employees.
The action was suspended in a goodwill gesture to allow for new talks with management, which have resulted in a deal that provides an automatic 6% pay rise for each worker, together with another 4% increase tied to the grading of work performed and the opportunity of obtaining another 5% supplement from a bonus fund, ZZPRC said.
The sit-ins were carried out in a fashion that did not disrupt the production rates of ZAP, the union added.
Union leaders would now concentrate on negotiating several other concerns with management, such as the need to improve work safety at plants, ZZPRC said.
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