On April 9, a reporting conference of the primary trade union organization, which today unites 16 & bsp; 293 employees of the plant, its unitary enterprises and non-working pensioners, took place at OJSC “BMZ” - the management company of the “BMK” holding. At a large-scale forum, the results of the implementation of the measures of the collective agreement for 2020 were summed up, as well as amendments to the current collective agreement for 2021 & dash; 2024
Traditionally, the General Director of the enterprise Dmitry Korchik presented a detailed report on the results of BMZ's work for 2020 before the delegates of the conference. Greeting the participants, the head noted that the past year went down in the history of BMZ, the country and the whole world as the year of countering the COVID-19 pandemic.
- The virus not only changed our usual life, but also the approaches to work organization. We accepted this challenge, and I think we coped. Our company quickly adapted to new conditions, which is confirmed by the results of our work. So, in 2020, the breakeven operation of the plant was ensured. At the same time, the share of innovative products in the total volume of shipments amounted to more than 23%. This high level shows that the plant did not stop in its development. Our main tasks were to find additional sources of financing, maximize production capacity and increase sales revenue, - said Dmitry Korchik. - The most difficult period in 2020 was the 2nd quarter. Nevertheless, BMZ managed to retain its main export markets. The European direction remains the key for the enterprise. Its share in export deliveries in value terms was 52 percent. In 2020, supplies to the EU countries of long structural steel for the automotive industry significantly increased - an increase of more than 30% in kind compared to the same period in 2019. Deliveries to Austria increased significantly (over 30%), more than doubled - to Slovenia, Finland, France. Sales volumes to African countries increased significantly: Ghana, Benin, Kenya, Cameroon, Mali and Tunisia, to the countries of the Middle East - Israel, Turkey. In the Asia region, the growth in shipments increased to Singapore. It is important to note that the work carried out in the subdivisions to reduce the production costs made it possible to obtain an economic effect in the amount of more than 89 million rubles, which amounted to 3.4% of the production cost.
As the General Director noted in his speech , BMZ retained its positions in the main commodity markets and already in the second half of 2020 provided a positive trend in key performance indicators with an exit to profitable work at the end of the year. This allowed the plant to fulfill all social obligations to the team. First of all, to provide employees with a decent level of income. So, the average monthly accrued nominal wages at BMZ for 2020 amounted to 1,501.5 rubles. And the achieved ratio of the growth rates of labor productivity and the growth rates of wages, subject to the performance of production and economic indicators in the current year, gave rise to a phased increase in wages, which was done: from March 1, 2021, the tariff rate of the first category at BMZ was increased by 5% .
Significant last year were the investments of the enterprise in the social sphere, the volume of which amounted to almost 12 million rubles. Of these, more than 5 million were allocated directly to the maintenance of social facilities, 6.7 million rubles. directed to payments stipulated by the collective agreement. We are talking about additional payments to pensions, health improvement of children, payments of acute social nature and others.
Investments in labor protection became a separate important column of the company's expenses, which increased by 13.5% last year and amounted to more than 4 million rub.
Important social projects were also implemented. So in May 2020, a house for 80 apartments, built for BMZ employees, was commissioned.
As noted above, one of the main tests for the BMZ team in 2020 was the organization of uninterrupted work in the context of the COVID-19 epidemic ... Thanks to a set of measures aimed at preventing the spread of the virus, as well as the work of doctors of the plant's medical unit, the incidence rate of BMZ employees, even during peak periods, did not threaten the smooth operation of the enterprise and the fulfillment of obligations taken to consumers. One of the forms of support for the team in the difficult period of the pandemic was the conclusion of an insurance contract by the plant, which allows the employees of the enterprise to receive financial assistance in the event of an illness caused by COVID-19. (The amount of insurance payments depends on the severity of the disease and can reach up to 1,000 rubles.)
- In conclusion, I would like to say that in the past year we have gained vast experience that will help us to work even more efficiently. I thank the staff for their support and professional work, - said the general director.
The chairman of the BMZ trade union committee Alexander Koleda informed the conference delegates that