Payroll discussions

Payroll discussions

Published 08 August 2008

Works on a new salary system and enhancements in its structures are under way at PeBeKa. They are accompanied by negotiations on changes in regulations on collective work arrangements. The PeBeKa mine building company is a major employer in the region, it presently employs almost 1,700 people. Over 1,300 of them works in the KGHM Polska Miedź mines. PeBeKa is the main contractor for mine shafts and workings in the copper industrial area. The rest of company employees execute works at the Warsaw metro, reconstruction of Wieliczka, realize contracts in German mines and provide construction services. PeBeKa is for example one of the executors of the Libin stadium.

Salary discussions touch a major issue in the firm. Salaries drawn by the workers at PeBeKa S.A. Mine Building Company are undoubtedly attractive in comparison to salaries taken by employees in competitive firms of a similar profile, but they do not look as good in comparison to salaries in KGHM PM S.A.
- We know that the salaries of persons working underground are presently not particularly competitive in comparison to the same in the industry – says Ryszard Janeczek, president of PeBeKa S.A. Mine Building Company.

Yearly rate of average increase in monthly salary will reach 10.1 per cent this year in PeBeKa. This rate was noted as part of an agreement between the Company Management and Labor Unions on February 29th 2008. The company has consistently realized its decisions.

- We are working on a new project for collective work arrangements. Salary amounts are not the only issue, these also include an enormous number of salary components and difficulties in introducing motivational salary systems. I think that returning to a task-based system of regional work assessment bears a lot of potential, especially if we emphasize the efficiency of equipment use – adds president Janeczek.
In the first half of 2008 PeBeKa’s sales revenues reached 289.8 million zlotys. 44 per cent of these were revenues from mining and shaft works, 56 per cent came from construction and engineering.

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