Labour

Domestic workers ‘fear’ joining unions

4 days ago - 21 August 2019 | Labour

JANA-MARI SMITHMany domestic workers fear joining trade unions or taking full maternity leave, because they believe this could cost them their jobs. A study commissioned by the Labour Resource and Research Institute (LaRRI) Namibia underlined...

Employers fail to submit AA reports

5 days ago - 20 August 2019 | Labour

Many employers are failing to submit their Affirmative Action (AA) reports to the Employment Equity Commission (EEC) on time, while some do not submit them at all.A report by the labour ministry, which focuses on...

Natau elects new leaders

5 days ago - 20 August 2019 | Labour

The president of the Namibia Transport and Allied Workers' Union (Natau), William Claasen, retained his position at the ninth national congress held over the weekend.Claasen garnered 43 votes, while the other candidate, Ndapewa Johannes, received...

Daily grind

6 days ago - 19 August 2019 | Labour

Even though most of Namibia's more than 72 000 domestic workers earn above the minimum N$1 502 a month, close to 80% of them say they struggle to keep their families' heads above water, due...

Security firms defy law

6 days ago - 19 August 2019 | Labour

Out of 187 security companies that are registered countrywide with two recognised security unions, only 28 are complying with the 2017 gazetted minimum wage and the Labour Act 11 of 2007.The minimum wage is N$8.75...

Stop importing labour - Kandjoze

3 weeks ago - 31 July 2019 | Labour

Economic planning minister and National Planning Commission (NPC) director-general, Obeth Kandjoze, has made a “brotherly plea” to the Chinese government to minimise the use of...

Shoprite denies Nafau claims

1 month - 25 July 2019 | Labour

Shoprite Namibia has denied allegations made by the Namibian Food and Allied Workers Union (Nafau) that it is not recognising its workers' right to be...

Standard Bank faces strike vote

1 month - 17 July 2019 | Labour

ELVIRA HATTINGH Members of the Bank Workers Union of Namibia (Bawon) are to vote on whether to strike...

Unions drag govt to labour commissioner

1 month - 04 July 2019 | Labour

The Namibia Public Workers Union (Napwu) and Namibia National Teachers Union (Nantu) have lodged a labour dispute at the Office of the Labour Commissioner, after...

Union, MMI cement relationship

2 months ago - 20 June 2019 | Labour

MMI Holdings Limited (MMI) yesterday formally recognised the Namibian Bank Workers Union (NBWU) through the signing of a recognition agreement. MMI Holdings Namibia interim group...

Furnmart,Home Corp strike continues

2 months ago - 13 June 2019 | Labour

The countrywide strike by Furnmart and Home Corp employees is set to continue until the workers' demands are met.This is according to Metal and Allied...

Jobs for foreigners

2 months ago - 11 June 2019 | Labour

A total of 114 foreigners were employed in Namibia in 2017/18, including as science and language teachers, while an application to appoint a foreigner as...

Labour

Racial prejudice remains – minister

2 months ago - 10 June 2019 | Labour

White employees' dominance of management positions and disproportional favour for white employees despite 29 years of independence is a serious concern, labour minister Erkki Nghimtina...

No joy for workers

3 months ago - 30 April 2019 | Labour

Labour commentators have decried massive job losses across most sectors of the Namibian economy, adding that the state of affairs was a putting a damper...

Union density up in tough...

3 months ago - 30 April 2019 | Labour

Jo-Maré Duddy – More than one out of every five working people in 2018 belonged to a union, according to the latest Namibia Labour Force...

More woes for NIP

3 months ago - 29 April 2019 | Labour

Namibia Institute of Pathology (NIP) workers staged a protest march on Friday to express their disappointment with the leadership of acting CEO Mekondja Nghipandulwa.They accused...

Ex-Bipa boss claims unfair dismissal

4 months ago - 26 April 2019 | Labour

The former CEO of the Business and Intellectual Property Authority (Bipa), Tileinge Andima, claims that the non-renewal of his five-year contract in March was unfair....

Chained worker 'joke' backfires

4 months ago - 18 April 2019 | Labour

Nic Kruger, the owner of Kruger Trading Enterprises (KTE) Custom Body Work in Windhoek, yesterday vehemently defended the honour of his foreman who had chained...

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