Ramu NiCo inks new deal with union


DEVELOPER of Madang’s nickel and cobalt mining project, Ramu NiCo Management (MCC) Ltd recently concluded and signed a new industrial agreement with its workers’ union.
According to the company, this was done after lengthy consultations and discussions which took more than a year.
Ramu NiCo vice-president and human resource department general manager Meng Deyong said the new agreement signed on Dec 19 would cover 2022 to 2024 and was a win-win situation for both the company and workers union, which represents more than a thousand employees working at its operation sites at the Kurumbukari mine and Basamuk refinery in Madang.
The signing was witnessed by representatives from the Department of Labour and Industrial Relations.
The workers union was represented by president Sorom Noah Garima, treasurer Thomas Baiya and Basamuk workers representative Moses Abby.
Deyong said the company would strictly implement clauses captured in the new agreement and all relevant laws and regulations of Papua New Guinea.
“This new agreement will and must pave the way to build a stable, constructive, amicable and cooperative relationship between Ramu Nico and the union in next three years,” he said.