Labour

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 location, workers are forced to accept between N$60 and N$100...

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 human rights abuses. Five workers were dismissed.Sardarov was controversially granted...

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 to wreak havoc on the economy.Labour executive director Bro-Matthew Shinguadja...

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...

Social security for informal traders proposed

3 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

3 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

3 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...

Labour

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

4 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...

5 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...

N$500k to create jobs

5 months ago - 18 February 2020 | Labour

The labour ministry only received N$500 000 in its annual budget for employment creation, its executive director Bro-Matthew Shinguadja has confirmed.“We budgeted N$500 000 and...

NSFAF fires Nghiwete

5 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...

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