Labour

RCC’s 254 workers still paid from govt contingency fund

1 day - 19 October 2020 | Labour

OGONE TLHAGEWINDHOEKEmployees of the Roads Contractor Company (RCC) continue to be paid from the government’s contingency fund, with Cabinet yet to reach a decision about its future. The company currently employs 254 employees.A total of...

NEPC and Mathe smoke peace pipe

2 weeks ago - 02 October 2020 | Labour

STAFF REPORTERWINDHOEKNew Era Publication Corporation (NEPC) and its former chief executive officer, Dr Audrin Mathe, have settled their dispute over a Range Rover vehicle that both parties claimed ownership of.The settlement brings down the curtain...

'You slap, I slap you'

1 month - 03 September 2020 | Labour

OGONE TLHAGEWINDHOEKNamibia Transport and Taxi Union (NTTU) boss Werner Januarie claims he was targeted by the police because of his previous criticism of President Hage Geingob, but admitted that when he was allegedly slapped...

Suspension of NHE manager drags on

1 month - 01 September 2020 | Labour

OGONE TLHAGEWINDHOEKThe suspension of National Housing Enterprises senior manager Willem Titus has dragged on for almost a full year with no end in sight.Titus was suspended with full pay last September and no disciplinary hearing...

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

2 months 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'

2 months 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...

'Covid-19 used for hidden agendas'

2 months 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,...

Lay-off fears mount after landmark ruling

3 months ago - 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...

Pick n Pay to lay off 500

4 months ago - 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...

Workers underpaid at Wu's housing project

4 months ago - 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

4 months ago - 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

4 months ago - 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...

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Fired writer's case reaches labour...

5 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...

5 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...

5 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...

Social security for informal traders...

5 months ago - 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...

Unions baulk at pay cuts

6 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

6 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...

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