Leading Fast-Moving Consumer Goods manufacturer Bidco Africa has increased the pay for its employees by 19.5%.
The raise is contained in a Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) between the company and the Kenya Chemical Workers Union (KCWU) signed by Bidco Group CEO Thiagarajan Ramamurthy (TRM) and KCWU national secretary general Ogutu Were at a ceremony at Bidco headquarters.
The CEO thanked the union for their co-operation and said the company is committed to its ethos of Happy Healthy Living.
“The important thing here is happiness; this is what we want for all our people because that is also what this business is about,” he said.
“We commit to live by this agreement and implement it fully for the benefit of the entire Bidco family.”
The CEO stressed the company’s commitment to providing quality and value as a way of extending happiness to customers.
“Everything that we produce should be quality, everything we think in our mind is quality and the environment that we manage should be quality.”
The KCWU Secretary General was upbeat about the agreement.
“Bidco is a company that has been building Kenya for 30 years and this is another example of how you do it,” he said.
“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.”