Malaysian textile firm Ramatex Group has reportedly signed an agreement with The Namibia Food and Allied Workers' Union (Nafau) and the National Union of Namibian Workers (NUNW) to give workers at its Windhoek textile factory a wage increase of N$1.10 (US$0.145) an hour.

According to local news reports, workers will also receive an annual bonus of 60% of their monthly salary from this December, $100 transport allowance and $150 housing allowance each month. The company has also agreed to pay 70% of medical aid fund contributions.

The deal was signed on Saturday (14 October) as demonstrations, which had started at 2pm the previous day, continued outside company gates, reported The Namibian.