Labour

Over 120 lose jobs at Stina Wu’s project

2 days 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 have underpaid his workers.The workers were employed by Northernland Civil...

Fired writer's case reaches labour court

2 weeks 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 labour court next month. He will make his...

Retrenchment ban: Bosses backtrack on court battle

1 month - 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 least 28 days after the national coronavirus lockdown ends.While making...

Bosses hit back at Covid-19 retrenchment ban

1 month - 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 ban on retrenchments for 28 days after the Covid-19 lockdown...

Social security for informal traders proposed

1 month - 22 April 2020 | Labour

OGONE TLHAGEWINDHOEKThe Namibia Informal Traders and Shebeen Workers Union says there is now a clear need for its members to start benefiting from social safety nets just like formal workers.Its secretary-general, Matheus Stefanus, said the...

Unions baulk at pay cuts

1 month - 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

1 month - 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 salaries

2 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

2 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

2 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

2 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...

Samherji throws lifeline to Geysir crew

3 months ago - 28 February 2020 | Labour

Workers currently on Samherji's Geysir vessel, which is fishing in Mauritania, will keep their jobs, while the rest of the crew who were left in...

Labour

NSFAF fires Nghiwete

3 months ago - 11 February 2020 | Labour

The Namibia Students Financial Assistance Fund (NSFAF) has fired its CEO, Hiliya Nghiwete, who had been on suspension for 21 months.Her lawyer, Sisa Namandje, confirmed...

Swapo's Chinese contractors get slap...

3 months ago - 07 February 2020 | Labour

Chinese nationals at the construction site of the new Swapo headquarters in Katutura are to receive training on the provisions of the Labour Act and...

Threat to down tools at...

4 months ago - 03 February 2020 | Labour

Construction workers building Swapo's new N$730 million headquarters will down tools if their demands for a better work environment are not guaranteed, Metal and Allied...

Foreigners at SOEs under microscope

4 months ago - 31 January 2020 | Labour

The ministry of public enterprises is asking CEOs and MDs of public enterprises to submit lists of all expatriates employed at these institutions, as well...

New MUN fund to protect...

5 months ago - 09 December 2019 | Labour

The Mineworkers Union of Namibia (MUN) has announced its intention to establish a Just Transition Plan aimed at protecting mineworkers from the dire consequences of...

Nampa dumps stringer over Fishrot...

6 months ago - 27 November 2019 | Labour

OGONE TLHAGE The Namibia Press Agency (Nampa) has terminated the services of a Windhoek-based freelance reporter after he had participated in a...

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