“The HR Policy Manual is the Holy Grail for SEC [Saba Electric Company N.V. – Ed] employees,” said SEC Supervisory Board Chairman James R. Hassell, on Thursday, at the official presentation of the newly established labour agreement to SEC’s employees. “It is a document for the employees, by the employees,” Hassell explained, noting the vital role the employees played in the development of the document.
The Human Resources Policy Manual is the result of negotiations between SEC employees and Management. Following the expiration of the old Collective Labour Agreements (CLAs), which were carried over from NV GEBE after dismantling, SEC brought on board Jan Willem de Serière of Balance Consultancy for his expertise in Human Resources to carry out this project.
All policies from the old CLAs were combined into the new HR Policy Manual. Through way of an established Employee Committee Council (ECC), employees were given the opportunity to negotiate further the terms and conditions of their employment. All employees’ proposals were taken into consideration by Management and the SEC Supervisory Board before the finalization of the document. Hassell highlighted the importance working together to make the company successful.
At the presentation, SEC Managing Director Charles D. Johnson together with De Serière gave employees their individual copies of the HR Policy Manual. Also present was SEC Supervisory Board Secretary Hubert R. Smith.
The Daily Herald.