Employees at Kentucky Fried Chicken halaal branches in KwaZulu-Natal would now be allowed to bring their own food to work, the Mercury reported on Tuesday.
This comes after some workers were disciplined for bringing non-halaal food into halaal-certified KFC restaurants.
According to the Mercury, Colefax Trading, which has 39 KFC outlets in the province, has come to an agreement with its business partner Yum Restaurants to allow workers to bring their own meals to works.
Colefax said in a letter to the United Chemical Industries Mining Electrical State Health and Aligned Workers Union that staff would be provided with a microwave and fridge.
The letter said the company would provide designated facilities to clean food containers and utensils brought in by workers.
The changes were also prompted by several KFC workers who had submitted complaints to the union that they were not allowed to bring their own food to work. - Sapa