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EAPC restructuring enters final phase

03 September 2020, Published under Cement News

The restructuring of East African Portland Cement Co (EAPC)’s human resources in Kenya is entering its final phase with 270 employees seeing their permanent contracts converted to contract terms. Speaking during a consultative meeting with the permanent staff, the acting MD, Stephen Nthei, said the strategic objective is to reduce administrative costs as outlined in the turnaround strategy adopted by the board and to comply with regulations outlined by the State Corporations Advisory Commit...

Crown Cement cuts employee salaries

24 June 2020, Published under Cement News

Bangladesh-based Crown Cement has decided to reduce the salaries and other benefits of its employees by 20.5 per cent as it attributes an unprecedented loss in the current financial year to the coronavirus pandemic. However, the employees in the sales department of the company will see a 4.4 per cent increase in their salaries, according to an anonymous official of the cement company as reported in the Daily Sun newspaper. He also said that the cement industry has started to feel the imp...

FLSmidth reduces workforce by 500

21 January 2020, Published under Cement News

As part of business improvement initiatives announced at the end of last year, current industry caution and delays tied to large capital investments, Denmark-based FLSmidth is adjusting the number of its employees by approximately 500, said the company in a statement. It is expected that around 80 people from the Copenhagen headquarters will be dismissed along with around 420 staff in offices around the world. “Despite a healthy pipeline, this is an unfortunate yet necessary action giv...

SOTACIB reopens after labour dispute

10 December 2019, Published under Cement News

Tunisian white cement producer SOTACIB will restart its activities on 10 December, following three months of shutdown, confirmed the Governor of Kairouan, Mohamed Bourguiba. The suspension of activities was due to protests and disputes between the administrative and trade union parties. An agreement was signed between the Regional Labour Union, the Regional Union of Industry and Commerce, the Regional Labour Inspector and representatives of the base union.

Loma Negra to hire 120 workers for L'Amali II

17 October 2019, Published under Cement News

Argentine cement producer Loma Negra announced it will hire 120 workers for the new line at its US$350m L'Amalí II plant in Bonaerense de Olavarría, Argentina. Of the 120 new positions, 80 will be operators and the rest managers and analysts, according to a company statement. The selection of staff will be carried out both internally and externally and the company will be in charge of carrying out the search. Loma Negra highlighted that the external search will focus on Olavarría and sur...

EAPCC dismisses all top managers

24 September 2019, Published under Cement News

East African Portland Cement Co (EAPCC) has dismissed all of its top managers as part of a restructuring plan that will see the cement producer sell 2000 acres of prime but unused land in Mavoko, Machakos, Kenya, to boost its finances. A total of 136 supervisors and managers were issued with dismissal notices last week although it is expected to rehire some of them on 40 per cent of their previous pay. “We will give the affected workers first priority to re-apply for their positions under ...

East African Portland Cement withdraws dismissing workforce notice

12 August 2019, Published under Cement News

Kenya’s East African Portland Cement Co (EAPCC) has withdrawn the notice about the plan to dismiss its workforce of 800, saying it would make a further statement about restructuring the company. "(The) notice has been withdrawn," Acting Managing Director, Stephen Nthei said in a letter addressed to the Kenya Chemical Workers Union and seen by Reuters. "A fresh replacement notice on the intended company restructuring and staff rationalisation shall be circulated in due course," the letter s...

East African Portland Cement to lay off all workers

09 August 2019, Published under Cement News

Kenya-based East African Portland Cement Co (EAPCC) has announced plans to lay off its workers due to the company’s financial issues, according to Standard Digital. However, employees will be encouraged to apply for subsequently reconfigured positions. “The company is now faced with the need to restructure its operations, which will include a staff rationalisation programme to balance our running costs and current levels of productivity,” says EAPCC’s Acting Managing Director, Stephen Nthei...

26 de Julio to produce 0.118Mt of cement in 2018

20 July 2018, Published under Cement News

For 2018 the Cuban government has set a production target of 118,000t of cement for the 26 Julio cement plant in Nuevitas, Cuba. Some 78 per cent of this output will be used in the construction of local housing to rebuild and expand the housing stock following tropical cyclones and a lack of maintenance. The 26 Julio plant has recently invested in the purchase of grinding improvers, which enable grinding output to be increased and made more environmentally-sustainable, according to com...


30 May 2018, Published under Cement News

Allan Tshabangu, plant manager at PPC’s Colleen Brawn plant in Zimbabwe, died in a car crash earlier this month near Inyathi in Bubi District Matebeleland North. Mr Tshabangu has been general manager at the plant since 2016. “It is tragic. We lost one of our valuable team members considering PPC Colleen Brawn is at the heart of PPC in Zimbabwe. We are in mourning as an organisation,” said Kelibone Masiyane, PPC managing director.