Labour

49% of workplaces ‘poorly prepared’ for Covid-19

4 days ago - 11 August 2020 | Labour

JEMIMA BEUKESWINDHOEKInspections by the ministry of labour found that only 16% of workplaces complied with occupational safety and health standards, while up to 49% workplaces were found to be poorly prepared for the Covid-19 pandemic.This...

Junior managers face 'boardroom abuse'

4 days ago - 11 August 2020 | Labour

JEMIMA BEUKESWINDHOEKVulnerable junior employees are secretly subjected to violence, abuse and harassment by powerful bosses in the country's boardrooms, labour ministry executive director Bro-Matthew Shinguadja has said.He made these remarks in a statement announcing government's...

'Covid-19 used for hidden agendas'

1 week ago - 06 August 2020 | Labour

ELLANIE SMIT WINDHOEK The Trade Union Congress of Namibia (Tucna) yesterday accused government of purposefully using the Covid-19 pandemic to clandestinely and deliberately destroy parastatals, so that private companies can get a further foothold in...

Lay-off fears mount after landmark ruling

1 month - 24 June 2020 | Labour

JEMIMA BEUKES WINDHOEKFears are mounting over widespread Covid-19 retrenchments after the High Court declared regulations by the labour ministry, aimed at banning dismissals, salary cuts and forced leave during the lockdown period unconstitutional and invalid.Ministry...

Pick n Pay to lay off 500

1 month - 19 June 2020 | Labour

JEMIMA BEUKESWindhoekPick n Pay Namibia yesterday announced that it will retrench 500 of its 1 931 employees in an effort to make the business sustainable.The company's managing director, Graeme Mouton, said the retrenchments were necessary...

Workers underpaid at Wu's housing project

1 month - 19 June 2020 | Labour

KENYA KAMBOWERUNDULabourers recruited by subcontractors building houses for prominent Chinese businesswoman Stina Wu are paid far below the minimum wage.At the site in Rundu's Kaisosi...

Sardarov’s workers on a warpath

1 month - 16 June 2020 | Labour

JEMIMA BEUKESWINDHOEKA group of former farmworkers at Marula Game Lodge outside Windhoek, which belongs to Russian billionaire Rashid Sardarov, are claiming unfair labour practices and...

Govt probes claims of ‘racial’ retrenchments

1 month - 16 June 2020 | Labour

JEMIMA BEUKESWINDHOEKThe ministry of labour is investigating claims that some companies plan on retrenching workers on the basis of their skin colour, as Covid-19 continues...

Over 120 lose jobs at Stina Wu’s project

2 months ago - 03 June 2020 | Labour

KENYA KAMBOWERUNDUAbout 120 people lost their jobs yesterday after a fallout between Chinese-born business magnate Stina Wu and a subcontractor that labour inspectors found to...

Fired writer's case reaches labour court

2 months ago - 20 May 2020 | Labour

OGONE TLHAGE WINDHOEK Former Namibia Press Agency (Nampa) freelance writer and columnist Vitalio Angula's dismissal case is due to be heard in the...

Retrenchment ban: Bosses backtrack on court battle

3 months ago - 30 April 2020 | Labour

JEMIMA BEUKESWINDHOEKThe Namibia Employer's Federation (NEF) has parked its plan to drag government to court over regulations that include a ban on retrenchments until at...

Bosses hit back at Covid-19 retrenchment ban

3 months ago - 27 April 2020 | Labour

ESTER KAMATIWINDHOEKDirectives communicated by the ministry of labour have been disputed by the Namibia Employers' Association (NEA) and Namibia Employers' Federation (NEF).The directives include a...

Labour

Unions baulk at pay cuts

4 months ago - 09 April 2020 | Labour

OGONE TLHAGEWINDHOEKTrade Union Congress of Namibia secretary-general Mahongora Kavihuha says a reduction of public servants’ salaries to ease the financial burden of the Covid-19 response...

MUN sharpens claws on Skorpion

4 months ago - 07 April 2020 | Labour

OGONE TLHAGEWINDHOEKThe Mineworkers Union of Namibia (MUN) has accused mines minister Tom Alweendo of misleading government, saying it has not been allowed to present its...

Employers, govt at loggerheads over...

4 months ago - 31 March 2020 | Labour

The Namibia Employers’ Federation (NEF) says it is “very disappointed” with the labour ministry’s stance that employers across all sectors should ensure that all employees...

Nida engulfed by mudslinging

4 months ago - 30 March 2020 | Labour

CATHERINE SASMANWINDHOEKThe board and interim executive director of the Namibia Industrial Development Agency (Nida) are denying a plethora of allegations levelled against them collectively and...

Coronavirus: Protect domestic workers

4 months ago - 23 March 2020 | Labour

JANA-MARI SMITHWINDHOEK As wealthier Namibians slam shut their doors to safeguard their families against the coronavirus pandemic, labour experts warn against shutting out vulnerable...

Strike looms at Chinese-owned Rössing

5 months ago - 10 March 2020 | Labour

The Mineworkers Union of Namibia (MUN) Rössing branch is planning to go on strike if CNNC (China National Nuclear Corporation) Rössing Uranium does not meet...

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