In 1998, BACECA signs a Procedural Agreement with the Construction, Metal, Wooden and Related Industries Employees Union (CMWEU) and the Private Enterprises Employees Union (PEEU).
Collective bargaining is a key means through which BACECA (the employers) and CMWEU/PEEU (the employees) can establish fair wages and working conditions. It also provides the basis for sound labour relations.
The objective of these negotiations is to arrive at a collective agreement that regulates terms and conditions of employment. Collective agreements may also address the rights and responsibilities of the parties thus ensuring a harmonious and productive industry and workplaces. Enhancing the inclusiveness of collective bargaining and collective agreements is a key means for reducing inequality and extending labour protection.
Any Collective Agreements are incorporated in the Blockmaking, Construction, Stone Crushing and Related Industries (Remuneration) Regulations so as to ensure that the new conditions apply to all the employers and workers included within the industrial and territorial scope of the agreement.