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Engineers doubt council president's qualifications

2 weeks ago - 27 November 2017 | Labour

The Namibian Society of Engineers (NASE) has announced its intention to investigate Engineering Council of Namibia (ECN) president Markus von Jeney's qualifications and eligibility to head the council. In a statement on Friday, NASE...

Striking fishermen to petition Esau

3 weeks ago - 20 November 2017 | Labour

It is now more than two years that more than 1 000 Namibian fishermen at Walvis Bay and L├╝deritz are on strike and continue to picket for better working conditions at sea without a definitive...

Pay hike for farmworkers

4 weeks ago - 15 November 2017 | Labour

A 25% wage hike agreement for agricultural workers was signed by a number of stakeholders yesterday at the labour ministry, increasing the hourly wage from N$3.70 to N$4.62 for workers who work 45 hour per...

Sheelongo fights for Air Nam job

1 month - 07 November 2017 | Labour

The former chief operating officer (COO) of Air Namibia, Jonas Sheelongo, is fighting to stay on at the airline after it decided to terminate his contract. Air Namibia's acting managing director Mandi Samson on...

Tit-for-tat as unionist demands exit package

1 month - 06 November 2017 | Labour

A former a unionist who was retrenched in May by the Namibia Wholesale and Retail Workers Union (NWRWU) says he wants his severance package in order to move on.Joseph Primus, who was employed as a...

Kasuto to appeal court order

1 month - 31 October 2017 | Labour

The deposed president of the National Union of Namibian Workers (NUNW), Ismael Kasuto, is appealing a ruling by High Court judge Boas Usiku to bar...

WVTC staff up in arms

1 month - 30 October 2017 | Labour

Workers at the Windhoek Vocational Training Centre took to the streets on Friday to protest against the way the institution is run. The workers...

Education ministry has until mid-November

1 month - 19 October 2017 | Labour

Student teachers and teachers have vowed to take drastic action against the education ministry if the vacancy bulletin is not released by mid-November.This is despite...

Teachers' demo on for today

1 month - 17 October 2017 | Labour

Teachers are determined to stage protests today to express their frustration with the ministry's delay in publishing the vacancy bulletin for next year.This protest action...

New minimum wage for farmworkers

1 month - 17 October 2017 | Labour

The minimum wage for farmworkers has been increased by 25% and will come into force on 1 November this year. This follows successful negotiations...

NYS cooks unhappy over zero overtime

1 month - 17 October 2017 | Labour

As part of saving costs, the National Youth Service (NYS) in December last year discontinued overtime for kitchen staff at the Rietfontein campus. However, this...

Union protests 'peanut wages'

2 months ago - 12 October 2017 | Labour

The union battling for a 13% pay raise for construction workers has slammed arguments from the other side of the table, saying the economic woes...

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Farmers frustrated by labour disputes

2 months ago - 03 October 2017 | Labour

Commercial farmers say they are frustrated by workers lodging costly and drawn-out labour disputes when they are dismissed fairly and legally.However, this may soon be...

TCL pensioners to march to...

2 months ago - 02 October 2017 | Labour

Disgruntled former Tsumeb Corporation Limited mineworkers want a meeting with prime minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila in a last-ditch attempt to recover N$116 million from their former...

Unions welcome guards' pay

2 months ago - 27 September 2017 | Labour

Three unions that had been involved in tense minimum wage negotiations for security guards have welcomed the gazetting of the December agreement this month and...

Guards' pay gazetted

2 months ago - 20 September 2017 | Labour

The long-awaited Government Gazette instructing all Namibian security companies to start paying the new minimum wage for security officers was published last week. The...

'Teachers are overworked'

2 months ago - 20 September 2017 | Labour

The Teachers' Union of Namibia (TUN) has accused the government of deliberately overburdening teachers in order to save money while high-ranking officials are living in...

Chinese labour on cement project...

2 months ago - 19 September 2017 | Labour

Whale Rock Cement, currently building the second cement factory outside Otjiwarongo, says it will retain 150 out of 400 Chinese workers when the construction phase...

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