Central Romana increases salary by 17% to all workers


An agreement with its Workers Union commemorates 53 years of labor relations


La Romana.–  Central Romana and the Sindicato Unido de Trabajadores (United Workers Union) signed a new three-year collective labour conditions agreement which includes a 17% salary increase during the pact, providing a first overall increase of 7% retroactive to October 1st of this year.

The remaining increase comprises a 5% for each remaining year until the end of that agreement in 2021.

The new pact entails a similar proportion of increase in marginal benefits relating to the annual bonuses, holidays and incentives; an increase of 19% to 55% in the payment of allowances for workers, the improvement in staff training and development plans, educational programs for the children of employees, as well as 50% to 75% of wage advances in cases of marriage and births.

A 100% increase was also agreed to for the payment to legal heirs in the event of the death of the agricultural employee who works by piece rate.

With the signing of this pact, Central Romana and the Sindicato Unido de Trabajadores commemorate 53 years of industrial labor relations in which they have maintained and developed important benefits for agricultural workers and employees of the sugar mill.

“Our priority as a company is not only to have the highest level of production and quality control, but also that this growth is reflected in the well-being of all our workers,” said Eladio Uribe, director of Human Resources.

For the Union, the agreement was signed by Eunice Magra, Secretary General of the Sindicato Unido de Trabajadores and the Union members Prospero Juan, Adrián Laché Belén, Victor Alexander Martínez, Benito Luis, Miguel Das and Delecto José.

“With this collective agreement of working conditions, Central Romana and our Union which is made up of more than 16,000 workers, ratify their commitment to maintaining the climate of mutual respect and harmony of our labor relations” said Prospero Juan on behalf of the Sindicato Unido de Trabajadores.