NBL and NAFAU sign wage agreement

Namibia Breweries Limited (NBL) together with the Namibia Food and Allied Workers Union (NAFAU) recently signed an 18-month substantive wage agreement for the period of July 2024 to 31 December 2025.

As of July 2024, all bargaining unit employees will receive a wage increase of 2.5% on basic salaries from July to December 2024 and 6% on basic salaries from January to December 2025. Furthermore, an additional housing allowance will be provided to employees.
According to NBL, the company will continue with the current incentive scheme that will enable employees in the bargaining unit to earn an additional bonus equal to a monthly salary during the financial year.

NAFAU’s Regional Coordinator, Lister Tawana expressed his appreciation and thanked both parties for the spirit of negotiating in good faith throughout the entire negotiations.
“NAFAU was elated and glad to have signed the substantive agreement with NBL in terms of wages and conditions of employment.
“Collective bargaining is the cornerstone of trade unionism, and this increment indicates the willingness of both parties to address economic challenges affecting employees, especially the aspect of housing.

This agreement is a win-win situation for both parties and we would like to urge our members to be more productive than ever before,” said Tawana.
The managing Director of NBL Peter Simons expressed his appreciation towards the negotiation teams for their discussions that led to the end wage of negotiations. He further said that the company will continue to show how committed they are towards the company
and its people.

“My sincere gratitude goes out to the negotiation team from both the union and the business, for the swift deliberations in which we concluded the wage negotiations. This speaks to our mutually beneficial consensus reached for the interest of our employees and the
company further demonstrating the commitment towards our people and the success of our business,”
said Simons