CEO of GFG Volker Paulsmeier said that they were pleased with the negotiations which took place over a month and that all parties were respectful and negotiated in good faith.
He added: “The union (NAFAU) was open to our explanations, they were courteous and it was a pleasure doing business with them on behalf of our great workforce.”
The Gendev Fishing Group agreed to a 7.5% increase on hourly rates, N$ 100 increase on housing allowance, while cold allowance increased from N$ 1.00 to N$ 2.50 per hour. “Furthermore all employees in the strapping department will receive a strapping allowance of N$ 0.50cents on actual hours worked as well as a freezer jacket. Lastly a transport allowance of N$ 530 will also be paid once a year during December.”
Paulsmeier thanked the union for their great cooperation and also expressed his gratitude towards the employees who have communicated their satisfaction with the allocated increases.