Labour

New deputy labour commissioner under fire

1 week ago - 10 May 2021 | Labour

JEMIMA BEUKESWINDHOEKThe appointment of Kyllikki Sihlahla as the new deputy labour commissioner has raised eyebrows, with critics questioning her suitability for the job.There are also claims that she is a relative of labour minister Utoni...

Cheetah Cement employees march for safety

3 weeks ago - 26 April 2021 | Labour

ESTER KAMATIOTJIWARONGOEmployees of Cheetah Cement at Otjiwarongo on Friday held a demonstration to complain about gun threats at the workplace and a lack of protective equipment while performing high-risk jobs.In a petition, the workers claimed...

NBC strike set for today

3 weeks ago - 22 April 2021 | Labour

OGONE TLHAGEWINDHOEKEmployees of the Namibian Broadcasting Corporation will commence with a strike today and maintain that the corporation negotiated in bad faith and unfairly paid bonuses to several managers.Employees are demanding a 5.1% salary hike...

Best Cheer workers on strike

1 month - 15 April 2021 | Labour

STAFF REPORTERKARIBIBA strike was staged at Best Cheer Investments on Monday in a bid to draw attention to the plight of workers at the Chinese-owned company at Karibib where marble is mined and processed.The workers...

Novanam workers unhappy with ‘shares trust’

2 months ago - 15 March 2021 | Labour

JEMIMA BEUKESBeneficiaries of the Novanam Staff Share Trust last week handed over a petition to the company questioning the creation of several trusts to allegedly benefit the management and directors.The petition was read by Julius...

Basic income grant immediately feasible

2 months ago - 10 March 2021 | Labour

JANA-MARI SMITHWINDHOEKSupporters of a basic income grant (BIG) for Namibia say not only is its immediate implementation feasible but warn that without a BIG Namibia's...

Court to rule on Hengari's NWR fate

2 months ago - 09 March 2021 | Labour

OGONE TLHAGEWINDHOEKThe High Court will next month deliver a judgment over the Namibia Wildlife Resorts' (NWR) decision not to renew the employment contract of its...

Union mushrooming bad for workers – Jauch

2 months ago - 09 March 2021 | Labour

MATHIAS HAUFIKUWINDHOEKThe proliferation of new trade unions could disadvantage workers in the long run due to the fragmentation that could emerge as each movement scrambles...

Tucna and affiliates blast Nujoma for exclusion

2 months ago - 02 March 2021 | Labour

JEMIMA BEUKES WINDHOEKLocal workers and trade unions have condemned labour minister Utoni Nujoma’s appointment...

National minimum wage should exempt farmworkers

2 months ago - 22 February 2021 | Labour

ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEKThe Agriculture Employers' Association (AEA) is of the opinion that agricultural employers should be exempted from a national minimum wage as there is already...

Agribusdev on life support

2 months ago - 19 February 2021 | Labour

Kenya Kambowe RUNDU Employees of the Agricultural Business Development Agency (Agribusdev) have not received their January salaries...

Deputy labour commissioner charged for misconduct

2 months ago - 18 February 2021 | Labour

JEMIMA BEUKES The labour ministry has instituted disciplinary action against its deputy labour commissioner...

Labour

Lift curfew, save jobs -...

2 months ago - 17 February 2021 | Labour

KENYA KAMBOWERUNDUA number of workers may lose their jobs or face pay cuts in the fuel industry if President Hage Geingob does not lift the...

Striking Shoprite workers reach agreement

3 months ago - 25 January 2021 | Labour

OGONE TLHAGEWINDHOEKThe Namibia Food and Allied Workers Union and retailer Shoprite have reached agreement in a wage dispute, bringing to an end an almost two-month...

Political heat burns Shoprite

3 months ago - 21 January 2021 | Labour

STAFF REPORTERWINDHOEKSome political parties have thrown their weight behind Shoprite employees who continue to be at loggerheads with their employer over salary and benefits demands.The...

Swapo orders police to investigate...

3 months ago - 21 January 2021 | Labour

TUYEIMO HAIDULA OSHAKATI Swapo has condemned the police’s use of excess force against striking Shoprite group employees at Oshakati in the...

Jobless teachers protest over ­recruitment...

3 months ago - 20 January 2021 | Labour

ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEKUnemployed teachers will embark on a national demonstration on Thursday to protest against the education ministry's recruitment procedures.The United Unemployment Teachers Movement (UUTM) will...

Shoprite workers threatened, union claims

3 months ago - 19 January 2021 | Labour

OGONE TLHAGE WINDHOEKStriking workers of retail group Shoprite Holdings are allegedly being threatened by their employer to drop the ongoing demonstrations or...

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