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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.

Bakhresa union members appoints new committee

Bakhresa Milling Company HFPCUW union members have appointed new executive committee to take over the previous one which has been in power for about three years.   The appointed committee which comprises of 12 members saw the appointment of Yunusu Saidi as chairman, Kingsley Kambalame as vice chairman, Mphatso Sibu as secretary and Foster Frank as Vice Secretary.   Speaking after the appointment, the newly-appointed chairman Saidi said he is ready to take his task no matter how hard…

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MCTU calls vibrant unionism

Malawi Congress of Trade Unions {MCTU} calls for vibrant and organised unions in order to achieve their objectives which are to fight for the workers’ rights and to ensure that employees know their rights.   Malawi Congress of Trade Unions President Luther Mambala said this in Mzuzu during match that started from Katoto Freedom Park to Ilala Crest Lodge with the aim of sensitising workers in Mzuzu to join the union.   Mambala said most of the awareness has…

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Halaal management unlike other managements

The management of Superior Halaal Butchery unlike other managements has openly extended their welcoming hands to Hotel, Food, Process and Catering Workers Union (HFPCWU) to work together for the betterment of their workers.   According to the Managing Director Esa Arab, union is best not only for workers but as well as the management because the management and union seat together and map the way forward in a sober manner when there is some misunderstandings between the management and…

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Take the lead; Hotels Union tells women

The Hotel, Food Processing and Catering Workers Union (HFPCWU), has challenged women to be vibrant enough and take up leadership positions in the union’s branches in the country so that they can address labour related problems facing women in the sector.   The Projects Manager for the union, Dorothea Makhasu, said this Tuesday, during a daylong workshop for members of the union held at Grace Bandawe Conference Centre in Blantyre.  This workshop was conducted with the funding from IUF…

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CASOTU has new office bearers

Carlsberg, Sobo and Malawi Distilleries Limited (MDL) Trade Unions (CASOTU) on August 13, 2011 hold its Annual General Meeting (AGM) at Boadzulu Holiday Resort in the lake district of Mangochi. The two-day meeting was attended by at least 72 delegates from all the affiliates that include Sobo, Carlsberg and MDL..   Among other things, CASOTU elected new office bearers who are expected to carry out their duties for the next four years.   Their duties during the tenure of…

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It’s the end of the funding from ABVV but not all is lost – De Groote

The funding from ABVV to Hotels Food Processing Catering Workers Union (HFPCWU) is expected to come to an end this December after running for almost four years.   According to the project manager Stefan De Groote normally the project runs for two years and after that there is no extension so it took him to convince his government to come back and fund the project for another two years.   De Groote made the revelation in an interview at…

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Minimum wage takes centre stage at HFPCWU workshop

There was a hot debate between the workers union, employees and the employers on the issue concerning minimum wage for the workers in the country as others viewed it is not fair to common employees. This was said at the Sunbird Mount Soche Hotel in the Commercial City of Blantyre during the Social Dialogue Workshop which was organized by the Ministry of Labour and was attended by the representative’s affiliates of Hotels Food Processing and Catering Workers Union (HFPCWU)…

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Mothers’ Holding trains its workers on labour laws

Hotels, Food, Processing and Catering Workers Union (HFPCWU) Vice President Andrew Susuwelo has made an appeal to all the members of the Union to change their respective working places into labour respective working places.   The Vice President made the remarks at Nkopola Lodge in Mangochi during the official opening of a three-day workshop which was organized by the HFPCWU recently.   Susuwelo made the remarks observing that there are many challenges which workers face in their respective working…

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TRAINING

On 10th March 2012 there was MCTU/LOTCO Sweden annual general meeting at Sunbird Lilongwe Hotel. The General Secretary Shakespeare Sesani and the Chairperson of the women’s committee Zione Pakulamtanda attended the meeting. Carlsberg and Southern Bottlers trade union held training from 18th to 20th January 2012 at Kara o Mura in Mulanje. The facilitation was conducted by hotels union OF Malawi.   On 18th February 2012 Hotels Union with funding from MCTU conducted a one day workshop for its…

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HFPCWU gets a boost as CORI workers give the Union a grand welcome

Workers at Capital Oil Refining Industries (CORI) on Saturday July 23, 2011 were seen scrambling to get forms to fill in so that they should become members of Hotels, Food Processing and Catering Workers Union (HFPCWU) saying the Union has come at the right time when there are some important issues that need to be addressed.   Most of the workers at the company showed interest to the ideologies of the Union saying that for a long time they…

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