On Friday, 18 June 2021, Namibia Dairies (ND) – a subsidiary of the Ohlthaver & List (O&L) Group – and the Namibia Food and Allied Workers Union (NAFAU) announced that it had signed a new recognition and procedural agreement, effective 01 April 2021.
NAFAU has gained the required 50% +1 members and is now being recognised as the Exclusive Bargaining Agent in Namibia Dairies as it conforms to the provisions of the Labour Law Act – as per section 64 of the act 11 of 2007 -, and related Laws of Namibia. Namibia Dairies Managing Director, Leonie Prinsloo says: “It is with great excitement that we embark on this journey with NAFAU which is no stranger to the O&L Group. This is also a reflection of a new season that defines our Purpose of “Creating a future, enhancing life” through positive and inspiring engagement with our employees and NAFAU aimed at amicable discussions and opportunities going forward. We are confident that this agreement will cement the beginning of a long and fruitful relationship as it recognises and acknowledges that sound and equitable relationships between employer and employees are essential for the promotion of goodwill, productivity and economic well-being of our employees while it also regulates the communication and negotiations between Namibia Dairies and NAFAU.”
NAFAU representative and Regional Co-Ordinator: Central Region, Simon Muukapo: “The recognition and procedural agreement will pave the way for workers to be represented equitably and allow the union to provide a meaningful service to its members. I am thus pleased to sign the agreement on behalf of the union and its members and look forward to support the company with all its endeavours in accordance with the Recognition Agreement.”
“In line with the O&L Group’s objective of being a ‘Great Place To Work’, it is important that employees come to work highly inspired and stimulated as the company constantly aspires to create a positive environment where employees’ full potential are unlocked to thrive in breakthrough and be the best versions of themselves”, Prinsloo concluded.