A strong union – real achievements
The primary-level organization of the Belarusian independent trade union (BNP) at Mozyr oil refinery (NPZ) has managed to introduce serious amendments into Regulation related to the issues of buying apartments built by the NPZ. According to the collective agreement the administration of the company and the leaders of two unions functioning at the company – the BNP and the Belchimprofsoyuoz state union - sign this Regulation document.
The BNP has prepared several important amendments into the Regulation, which the company management could not accept for years. Nevertheless, the firm position and persistence of the Youri Shvets, the leader of the primary BNP organization, has made it possible to change this document and, as a result, the workers of the NPZ who are willing to buy housing now will benefit substantially.
Now the size of the first money contribution ether for construction or buying the apartment makes up 5% of the total cost of the apartment as compared to the previous 10%. Moreover, the company will make 50% compensation of the total cost of the housing for families that have 3 and more children. Previously there was no such a provision in the Regulation at all.
The three-room apartment in Mozyr town built up by the NPZ Company normally costs nearly 50 thousand USD. Not everyone can afford buying it as these kinds of apartments belong to the elite ones. Even despite the fact that the NPZ workers and employees can get privileged loan for apartment construction for 25 years many not so highly paid employees would prefer cheaper housing. However, it is not profitable for the Company to build up cheap houses. Nevertheless, Youri Shvets does not give up the attempts to make the Company administration solve this problem as well.
BKDP information: Annually the Mozyr NPZ builds up nearly 100 apartments for its workers and employees. Today almost 900 of them are on the waiting list for housing. The total number of the employees and workers employed at the Company is about 4 000. More than 1300 of them are the members of the Belarusian Independent Trade Union (BNP) the membership of which is gradually increasing.
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