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Meatco contracts ended 31 August

Meatco and the Namibia Food and Allied Workers’ Union (NAFAU) recently signed an agreement on the non-renewal of fixed-term contracts of temporary employees which came to an end last week due to the streamlining of Meatco’s operations. NAFAU has a standing recognition agreement with Meatco and is recognized by the corporation as the sole bargaining agent for bargaining unit employees.
Meatco will pay the affected employees: one month’s salary (August) in lieu of notice, a pro-rata bonus and leave accrued for the year in question. In addition, two weeks’ severance pay for each year of service will be paid for employees who have worked a minimum of 12 months. A token of appreciation of N$1500 for all those with four and more years of service and N$1000 for those employees with less than four years of service will also be paid. Meatco will also issue all affected employees with employment certificates.
Additionally, Meatco will consider affected employees for future positions that may become vacant in the following six months ending 31 January 2014. They will also be considered for the Meatco Angel Fund Assistance through SME Compete.
The agreement is applicable to all temporary employees at the Windhoek and Okahandja Abattoirs.
The agreement was signed for Meatco by Executive: Human Resouces, Stanley Hoveka Mbura, the Executive: Policy innovation, Stakeholder Relations and Corporate Affairs, Vehaka Tjimune and Senior Manager: Industrial Relations, Willem /Nanub. For NAFAU signed Simon Muukapo, Branch Organiser, Protasius Shitongeni and Shop Steward, Abiud Tjipangandara.

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