As part of its vested interested in supporting its workforce by providing them with additional employment benefits, PepsiCo-Jordan, winner of the 2009 and 2011 King Abdullah II Award for Excellence, signed a new one-year agreement with the General Union of Food Industry Employees on Sunday 23rd December, 2012.
Ratifying the agreement were PepsiCo-Jordan’s General Manager Eng. Nidal Hamam, the Union’s President Ahmad Abu Khadra and its Vice President Ayid Shahadeh, in the presence of PepsiCo-Jordan’s HR Manager Hawar Hijazy. One of several inked by the Company and the Union in recent years, the agreement reflects the importance that PepsiCo-Jordan places on providing its employees with the best that it can offer to enhance their living standards, particularly during the prevalent challenging economic circumstances and inflated market prices.
By virtue of the agreement, PepsiCo-Jordan will raise all its personnel’s salaries starting from 1st January, 2013. In appreciation of its staff’s efforts over the past year and for their genuine dedication to the Company and their role in maintaining its assets, PepsiCo-Jordan will also reward its L3 Stratis employees, those ranked below and those who will continue their tenure at the company until 31st December, 2012, with a one-time bonus. For staff who have been working at PepsiCo-Jordan for less than a year, the bonus will be calculated based on the number of months that they have been employed for.
The Company has rewarded its employees for the second consecutive year based on its Performance Program as well as on the results of L3 and L1 Stratis employees’ performance during the year 2012. PepsiCo-Jordan relies on the new pay scale to reward its L3 Stratis employees and those ranked below. The Company will continue to allocate its 13th and 14th salaries for its entire staff in keeping with the Union’s request.
“Through our partnership with the Union, we aim to provide a motivating work environment that corresponds with our plans to broaden the range of employment benefits we provide to our people,” said Eng. Hamam. “Despite the challenges that we faced in 2012, PepsiCo-Jordan continued to invest in expanding its production lines, integrating the latest global technologies and modernizing its delivery fleet. The Company has also invested in its human resources, safety procedures and public services, all of which has helped improve its operations and product delivery.”
Eng. Hamam went on to express his pride in PepsiCo-Jordan’s partnership with the General Union of Food Industry Employees, and thanked the Union for supporting the Company in developing its work environment.
In turn, Abu Khadra commended PepsiCo-Jordan for its commitment to providing stable work conditions for its employees by not only safeguarding the best interests of the Company itself, but also those of its people. Abu Khadra urged local companies to invest more in their human resources if they wish to raise their work capacity, productivity and competitiveness.