First collective agreement with Tenaris Colombia
After two years of death threats, legal manoeuvring and delays on the part of Tenaris, Sintratucar signed its first collective agreement with Tenaris Tubos del Caribe on October 7.
COLOMBIA: The members of Sintratucar -- Sindicato de Trabajadores de Tubos Caribe - working for Tenaris Tubos del Caribe Ltd, Colombia, will get new protections in the work place, higher salaries, opportunities to obtain loans from the company to buy houses and support for the education of their children, among other achievements.
A further substantial gain is the transfer to permanent status of 30 workers that have been working on contract for long time, some of them 17 years, doing the same jobs as other Tenaris workers.
Sintratucar thanks the Tenaris Workers' World Council for its undeviating support since the union was formed. The IMF congratulates Sintratucar for the achievement.Oct 12, 2011 – Rainer Santi