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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.

Women should fight for their workers’ rights- Dzinyemba

eneral Secretary of the Commercial, Industrial and Allied Workers Union (CIAWU), Mary Dzinyemba, has called on women leaders of workers unions in the country to put up a gallant fight to ensure that women’s rights are fully respected at the workplace. Dzinyemba was speaking on March 17, when she presided over this year’s International Women’s Day celebrations for women workers held at Grace Bandawe Conference Centre in Blantyre. She said the majority of women working for various organisations are…

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Union Indebted to MCTU

According to the Hotels Union General Secretary Shakespeare Sesani, the workshop was a success because 18 participants were made to know among other vital things their labour laws and rights at their work places.   “A number of issues were tackled during the 2 day workshop. Most of the workers in that region did not know labour laws and their rights. “So the workshop was like an eye opener for them,” explained Sesani adding, “Let me also say that…

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Union Thankful to MCTU for Support as Membership Goes on the Increase

The Hotel Food Processing and Catering Workers Unions (HFPCWU has commended the Malawi Congress of Trade Unions (MCTU) for all the support rendered in a number of its ongoing activities including organizing and recruitment’s. National organiser for HFPCWU Eunice Chitwanga said the organizing and recruitment exercise took place with financial support from MCTU and was mainly targeted at workplaces in the Northern Region of Malawi which is Chintheche in Nkhatabay district. According to Chitwanga, the area was identified considering…

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HFPCWU Equips Trainers of Trainers

The Hotels, Food Processing and Catering Workers Union (HFPCWU) Trainers of Trainers have been told to implement what they learnt during a day long workshop which was held at Alendo Hotel in Blantyre. This was said by Annie Kazembe, Deputy General Secretary, for Transport Union who facilitated the workshop for potential trainers for HFPCWU. Among other things, the facilitator equipped the participants with important skills so that they should be able to train other people hence explaining that most…

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Trainers of Trainers hail HFPCWU for Workshop

Participants to the recent Hotels, Food Processing and Catering Workers Union (HFPCWU) Trainers of Trainers workshop have hailed the union for the training saying it has helped them to expand their knowledge so that they should teach others without encountering much difficulty. One of the participants Holyson Mataya who is second Regional Representative for the Southern region, said the workshop has helped him to expand his knowledge on how to ably train other people. “This workshop has really helped…

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HFPCWU Reviews Constitution

The Hotels Food Processing and Catering Workers Union (HFPCWU) lately conducted a day long workshop at Lingadzi Inn in Lilongwe where it reviewed its Constitution which was developed in the year 2002. HFPCWU General Secretary Shakespeare Sesani explained that the workshop was a beneficial meeting in the sense that critical issues to do with the current constitution in use were discussed at length. “We were looking at the constitution because we were of the view that it had some…

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HFPCWU Set To Implement Results on Casualisation Survey

Hotels, Food Processing and Catering Workers Union (HFPCWU) has said that it is going to make sure that results of the recent survey on the extent and impact of casualisation in Malawi are implemented so that casual workers should start enjoying their benefits. This was said by HFPCWU general Secretary Shakespeare Sesani during a presentation session of the results of the study by the Consultants who conducted the survey Susan Christiansen and Dorothea Makhasu in Blantyre. “It was discovered…

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HFPCWU GS Says IUF Course Perfect as Makhasu Waves bye to Union

The 4 day training that the Hotel, Food Processing and Catering Workers Union (HFPCWU) did with assistance from the International Union for Food (IUF) was a productive one in as far as the sessions were concerned. It was done lately at the Monarchy lodge in Blantyre. According to the General Secretary of the HFPCWU Shakespeare Sesani, his institution has benefited much from the seminar apart from saying good bye to hardworking Dorothia Makhasu who had been very influential to…

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Participants Describe HFPCWU Training as ‘Educative’

The Hotels Food Processing and Catering Workers Union (HFPCU) participants to a recent 2-day seminar held lately at Monarchy Lodge in Blantyre have described it as ‘Educative’ saying it has acted as an eye opener regards occupational health and safety issues at work places. These are some of the comments made by the participants from various institutions in the hospitality industry after the 2 days of interaction between the participants and the facilitators. Joseph Sande (Transglobe exports) – ‘The…

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HFPCWU Urges Workers to develop themselves at Work Places

The Hotels, Food Processing and Catering Workers Union of Malawi (HFPCWU) has urged workers to develop themselves through other learning channels to enrich their knowledge so as to get higher benefits at their work places. This was said during a two-day workshop on Occupational Health and Safety which was held at Monarchy Lodge along the Chirimba-Magalasi road in the Commercial City of Blantyre from May 10th to 11th. Among other things, the participants were trained on Compensation Act whose…

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