Hangana Seafood, a subsidiary of the Ohlthaver & List (O&L) Group, in collaboration with the Namibia Fishing Industry & Fisherman Workers Union (NFI & FWU), has successfully signed a substantive one-year agreement. This agreement ensures that 1709 dedicated bargaining unit employees of Hangana Seafood will benefit from a notable 7% increase in their basic salary, starting from 1 July 2023.
Francois Olivier, Managing Director of Hangana Seafood, stated, “In service of our Purpose, ‘Creating a future, enhancing life’ I am pleased with the outcome and want to compliment NFI & FWU and the Hangana management for concluding the wage negotiations in an amicable way. This achievement serves as a foundation as we move ahead, focusing on the year ahead and unlocking new realities in terms of company performance and leadership. We appreciate the patience, determination, and teamwork of both negotiation teams. Your dedication emphasises the importance of our employees and the collective effort to make our business sustainable. This achievement highlights the significance of working together toward our shared goals. As we move forward, let’s persist in shaping a future where our efforts enhance lives and ensure the long-term success of our business. Together, through collaboration and commitment, we can continue to achieve success.”
In his statement, the President of the NFI, David Imbili, said, “NFI, along with its negotiation team comprising of shop stewards and led by their determined Chairwoman, Meme Saara, extends its gratitude to Hangana Seafood (Pty) Ltd for the successful conclusion of the recent wage negotiations.
The journey presented its challenges right from the beginning, however, through a commitment to transparency and open communication, we managed to meet each other halfway. NFI wish the company and its employees a well-deserved break during the upcoming October closure. May this restful period renew their productivity and promote fair distribution of positive results.”
Reaching this favourable outcome for the second year in a row underscores the paramount importance of fair, transparent and disciplined communication. This commitment to open dialogue not only facilitated mutual understanding but also paved the way for a successful resolution that benefits all stakeholders. The concluded negotiations stand as a testament to the positive outcomes that can be achieved through collaborative and well-conducted communication.