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The Hotel, Food Processing and Catering Workers Union, was established with an aim to promote Industrial Peace in various companies in the sector.

CASOTU pleas HFPCWU for immediate intervention on the challenges they are facing at workplace

Carlsberg, Sobo brewery Trade Union (CASOTU) has pleaded with Hotels Food Processing and Catering Workers Union (HFPCWU) to meet with their management so they should address some of the challenges they are facing at their workplace.   The employees gave their request during a two day workshop which was organized by HFPCWU and was conducted at Grace Bandawe in Malawi’s commercial city of Blantyre.   According to the workers among other challenges they would like to be addressed by…

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Strong union should always come with good results from bargaining table

The unions should at list gain some of the things lined up for negotiations but if they lose everything brought on the negotiation table it just means that union is weak and not wealthy to be called union.   This was said by the General Secretary for Hotels Food Processing and Catering Workers Union (HFPCWU) Shakespeare Sesani during a two day training workshop which took place at Grace Bandawe and was organized to train the shop-stewards and the just…

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Rank and filling still in progress – Bakelands Bakery gets trained

Hotels Food Processing and Catering Workers Union (HFPCWU) which recently embarked on a project to train all its affiliates on Rank and filing says all is going well and in all the trainings they have conducted so far the participants have been responding in a positive way hence expecting positive results in their different working places.   On November 30, 2013 Hotels Union trained shop stewards from Bakelands Bakery who at the end of the training admitted that they…

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Rank and Filing trainings so important to union members-Majawa

Hotels Union management has observed that most of its members are not aware of rank and filling and they have since embarked on a project to train its members in all their branches in all the three regions of Malawi namely Northern, Southern and Central Region.   According to the hotels union trainer Rashid Majawa, most of the union members did not undergo a training on rank and filing which has resulted into ignorance on their part when it…

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Universal Industries workers trained on legal strike after an unlawful one

Hotels Union recently organised training for all the Universal Industries Limited workers where they trained them on labour laws with the main focus being the ‘procedures for a legal strike’.   A month ago the employees had a three-day strike which the secretariat of Hotels Union said was illegal since the negotiations were underway and that proper procedures were not followed.   Hotels Union Trainer, Rashid Majawa noted that the workers conduct was due to lack of knowledge on…

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Bakemans Bakery Workers Grievances to be Sorted Out

The misunderstanding which has been there between management and workers of Bakemans Bakery concerning basic salaries will be a thing of a past after the employers promised union management that they will sort the issue out.   Last month, the workers approached officials of the Hotels Union seeking their intervention on the issue that they don’t know their basic salaries since their employers instead of using ‘work per day’ method which they agreed when signing their contracts are using…

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Women open up during workshop; learn important issues concerning them at workplace

It is rare opportunity for women to have their own time and discuss important issues concerning the well-being of their lives at workplace as well as at their respective homes but this was possible through Hotels Food Processing Catering Workers Union (HFPCWU) who organized women leadership training workshop.   Sexual Harassment topic took a centre stage during the workshop which was conducted on November 16, 2013 at Grace Bandawe the commercial city of Blantyre with 17 participants from different…

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Shop stewards need to be trained about OSH-Sesani

The General Secretary for Hotels Food Processing and Catering Workers Union (HFPCWU) Shakespeare Sesani revealed that the unions are planning to widely train shop stewards on Occupation Safety and Health at work place.   The general secretary said this during HFPCWU first OSH training workshop which was conducted at Grace Bandawe in the commercial city, Blantyre.   He observed that for so long union members have been ignoring OSH as compared to other labour related issues such as pay…

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Newly elected shop stewards in Zomba and Liwonde get trained

Hotel Food Processing and Catering Workers Union (HFPCWU) recently organized a workshop for some of the newly appointed shop-stewards in the hotel industry who they say were not trained on their task.   The two day workshop took place at hotel Masongola in Zomba with eleven participants from four hotels namely; Hippo Lodge, Shire Lodge, Kuchawe Sunbird and as the Hotel Masongola.   Speaking during the workshop HFPCWU Chairlady for women’s desk who was also one of the facilitators…

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CORI employees trained on labour laws and rights

Capital Oil Refine Industries (CORI) management observed that there used to be misunderstanding with their workers on issues to do with labour laws and their rights hence calling for a three day workshop so that the two parties should always have a common understanding whenever there are issues of collective bargaining and other labour related issues.   The training which was conducted in Blantyre at the Trade Test Centre (TTC) had 25 participants who are also members of Hotels…

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