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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.

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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BSC workers ask HFPCWU to fight for their annual holiday

Hotels, Food Processing and Catering Workers Union (HFPCWU) members at Blantyre Sports Club (BSC) have requested the Union to take their bosses to task over their days of holidays per year.   BSC Union members said this on July 25, 2011 at their workplace during a meeting which was organized by the Union with the agenda to clarify to members on issues concerning pension schemes as well as to hear their grievances.   “Instead of giving us 3 week…

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HFPCWU vows to fight for women rights at work

Hotels, Food Processing and Catering Workers Union (HFPCWU) Women’s Affairs Committee has vowed to work round the clock in the fight for women’s rights at work places in the sector.   According to Chairperson for Women’s Affairs Committee Zione Leah Pakulamtanda, they are making efforts to ensure that women are not victimized at their work places.   “For a long time, women have been victimized in their various work places such as being sexually harassed by their bosses, denied…

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Ryalls Hotel, HFPCWU sign CBA

Management of Ryalls Hotel, the country’s’ only four Star Hotel, has taken a step further in its quest to ensure that its members of staff have the much needed job satisfaction by signing a Collective Bargaining Agreement with the Hotel, Food Processing and Catering Workers Union (HFPCWU).   The signing ceremony, which took place on August 11 at the hotel’s Mulanje Room, has marked the beginning of a new chapter in the relationship between the Workers Union body and…

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HFPCWU GS says website an opportunity for workers to express complaints without fear

In a drive to ensure that it is in direct contact with its members across the nation, Hotel, Food Processing and Catering Workers Union (HFPCWU) has established its official website.   The Union’s General Secretary Shakespeare Sesani said that their aim is to reach out to their members as well as those who would want to join them in these computer days.   “We are coming up with this website to market ourselves so that people out there can…

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