MMK Group Holds Trade Union Conference in Magnitogorsk

UrBC, Magnitogorsk, October 7, 2019. MMK Groupís 43d trade union conference took place at S.Ordzhonikidze Metallurgistsí Culture Palace in Magnitogorsk, the companyís Information & PR Department reports.

Over 600 people (508 delegates and some 100 invited guests) took part in the event.

Head of MMK Trade Union Boris Semenov presented the trade unionís performance report for the years 2017-2018. According to Semenov, MMK Group Trade Union currently has 48,500 members, which makes it the largest trade union organization in Russiaís mining and metallurgical sector. MMK Group Trade Unionís members make up 12% of all the members of Russiaís Mining & Metallurgical Trade Union and over 50% of all the members of Chelyabinsk Region Trade Union. MMK Group Trade Union comprises members of MMK Trade Union, members of MMK Groupís member enterprisesí trade unions, and members of trade unions at town-run organizations. The trade union relies on social partnership principles in its performance.

ĎAll of the trade unionís activities are streamlined along specially designated trade union committees. So the Head of MMK Trade Unionís report was, in fact, a report on the performance of the said committees. The trade unionís job, wages, employment, and collective agreement committee plays the key role in this. There are 32 Collective Agreements in use at the company at the moment. The committee keeps an eye on the work quotas and the workersí pay, looks into and revises the regulations on the working conditions and pay rates, and coordinates job skills contests in the production departments and among the blue-collar workers. MMK Group pays some of the highest wages in the metallurgical sector and thus sets a benchmark for all the other companies in the mining and metallurgical industry to look up to,í the Information & PR Department says.

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