ZUFIAW, SANLAM Ink first Agreement

ZUFIAW and SANLAM have signed their first collective agreement, with both parties confident of mutually beneficial relationship premised on solid foundation of constant consultation and professionalism.

For ZUFIAW, the signing of a collective agreement is manifestation of continued growth and respect that it has garnered in the financial sector.

Mr. Mutelo Mabenga, Deputy General Secretary who led the ZUFIAW delegation at the signing ceremony held on August 27 stated that the interest of the Union was to see that SANLAM prospered, as workers stood to benefit more not only from a salary.

Mr. Mabenga encouraged staff to keep upgrading themselves professionally and academically as the advent of technology was threatening jobs in many industries.

He encouraged management to develop the habit of continuous engagement with workers as that was critical for industrial harmony.

And SANLAM chief executive officer Mr. Simachila Makwembo assured the Union that his institution was committed to allowing employees to exploit their full potential.

He said this is inherent in the ethos on which it operates which are; financial sustainability; customer satisfaction; talent identification; and commensurate compensation.

Mr Makwembo expressed optimism that the coming of the Union would help the institution to reach its objectives.

Speaking at the same function, chairperson of the bargaining unit Mr. David Kaunda appealed to both the Union and management to consider dividend-based negotiations so that an individual’s output is rewarded as opposed to blanket remuneration.

Mr. Kaunda urged workers to endeavor to be more productive which in turn would make it easier for negotiations.

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