MMK Group Renews 18 Collective Agreements

UrBC, Magnitogorsk, January 16, 2020. MMK Group’s member enterprises renewed eighteen collective agreements with their trade unions last year, Magnitogorsk Iron & Steel Works (MMK) Information & PR Department reports.

OOO ShlakService, MMK-PRAVO, Abzakovo, Children’s Health & Education Center, and MMK Industrial Park will operate under brand new collective agreements starting this year. All the agreements have already been discussed, accepted, and signed.

All in all, eighteen collective agreements out of thirty-two have been revised and edited: this was the outcome of MMK Trade Union’s collective agreement campaign in 2019.

‘Most of the collective agreements about to expire actually got renewed. This does not mean, however, that no revisions have been made. One of our primary achievements is that the agreements now contain clauses making it obligatory for the employer to adjust/increase the employee pay in factual terms. Besides, the agreements also contain revised regulations of the pay rate policy for the metallurgical sector, which means the minimum wage within the Group now comes to 1.8 living wages,’ the company says.

Additionally, every collective agreement now dwells on certain guarantees for the trusted advisers of trade union members. These people can’t get fired by the employer without the trade union’s consent now. This is meant to offer extra protection to this category of in-company social activists.


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