In order to ensure effective cooperation, senior management meets with trade union representatives at all Group facilities at least once a week. In 2018, there were no conflicts or collective labour disputes at the Group’s Russian сompanies. One of EVRAZ’s social policy objectives is entering into long-term collective agreements with trade unions.
Until recently, long-term contracts were not concluded; hence, the Group and trade unions negotiated wages annually. In 2018, however, a decision was taken to sign a sectoral agreement on wage growth rates for the next three years. The new agreement covers guaranteed minimum wage growth, which is not dependent on performance results. These changes were made at EVRAZ KGOK, EVRAZ NTMK and EVRAZ Vanady Tula. Thus, the Group has ensured the social stability for employees in these regions for the immediate future. EVRAZ has plans to sign similar agreements at other companies.
See more in the “Work with trade unions” section of the Sustainability Report 2018.