Bidco Africa to give its workers 19.5pc pay rise

By David Indeje / June 9, 2017


Leading consumer goods manufacturer Bidco Africa, is set to give its workers  a pay rise of 19.5 percent after signing a deal between the company and the Kenya Chemical Workers Union (KCWU).

This is part of a Collective Bargaining Agreement between the two parties.

The deal was signed by Bidco Group CEO Thiagarajan Ramamurthy and the KCWU National Secretary General Ogutu Were.

Ogutu described Bidco as an important player in the Kenyan business which the union is keen to help grow and create even more jobs.“Bidco Africa  is a company that has been building Kenya for 30 years and this is another example of how you do it,” said KCWU secretary-general Ogutu Were.

“We are partners and I am proud of our new CBA. We thank the management for engaging with us and putting the interests of employees first. Bidco is an important business in Kenya and we want you to grow and create even more jobs.”

Bidco Group Chief Executive Thiagarajan Ramamurthy said the company would implement the agreement fully.
“We commit to live by this agreement and implement it fully for the benefit of the entire Bidco family. Everything that we produce should be quality, everything we think in our mind is quality and the environment that we manage should be quality.”

In March this year, the company denied accusations of alleged violation of labour laws and allegations on non-remittance of statutory deductions when it appeared before Parliamentary Committee on Labour and Social Welfare.

The allegations were contained a petition filed by Kiambu Town MP Jude Njomo.

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