SWAKOPMUND: Employees of Dantago Clothing in Arandis say they are pleased that wage negotiations between the Namibia Food and Allied Workers’ Union (Nafau) and the company’s management ended on a fruitful note on Tuesday.
The agreement reached between the two parties followed a strike involving close to 350 employees at the company’s offices in Arandis held under the banner of Nafau last Wednesday.
Regional Coordinator at Nafau, Hifavali Shikongo informed Nampa that both parties agreed that the wages of employees earning N.dollars 500 per month will be increased to N.dollars 1 200, while employees earning more than N.dollars 1 200 will receive an increase of 5.8 per cent.
In addition, employees with less than one year service will receive an increase of N.dollars 150 per month, in addition to an increment to the agreed minimum wage of N.dollars 1 200 on the anniversary of the date on which they started their service.
“The salary increase will be for the financial year of 2012/2013 dating back to 01 June 2012, and the agreement will remain in operation for a one-year period (July 2012 to June 2013),” Shikongo explained.
Besides the wage increment, about 225 employees will also receive a housing allowance of N.dollars 300 per month, while employees employed for less than a year will receive N.dollars 300 on the first anniversary of their service at the clothing manufacturing company.