NAFAU and KFC sign recognition agreement

23 Jul 2016 17:40pm
WINDHOEK, 23 JUL (NAMPA) - The Namibia Food and Allied Workers Union (NAFAU) and the Atlantic Chicken Company trading as KFC signed a recognition agreement on Friday.
This comes after NAFAU acquired the required 50 per cent representation plus one member in the company, labour consultant Lawrence Ihuhua, who presents KFC, said.
Ihuhua added that the union has been representing the employees before however they were not recognised by the company.
He further said the agreement will govern the two parties’ relationship on various matters of mutual interest.
“This agreement is underpinned by the importance of safeguarding the welfare of all employees,” Ihuhua said.
KFC has 18 franchises in Namibia with more than 400 employees.
NAFAU acting general secretary Jacob Penda said both parties will be guided by the procedures that have been laid out in the recognition agreement document as per the Labour Act.
KFC General Manager Rudi Niemand on his part noted that the agreement is beneficial for both the employers and employees.