DTA forging ahead with national strike action

10 November 2016 | Labour

DTA secretary-general Manuel Ngaringombe says the party is busy dealing with the issue of the striking fishermen and said that the national strike of unemployed persons will definitely materialise.

“As promised we will organise and have a national strike of the unemployed. The party will pronounce itself on the issue in due time. It is a very sensitive strike and we want to get all the procedures right and in place. We are obtaining facts of what is transpiring in the fishing industry and consulting with other stakeholders who are also concerned with the unemployment crisis in the country.”

DTA president McHenry Venaani visited Walvis Bay and addressed striking fishermen in September.

He called on government to resolve the prevailing impasse between the fishermen and their respective companies which has been dragging on for longer than a year now. He also issued a 30-day ultimatum and threatened that the party will embark on the biggest peaceful protest action by unemployed persons ever seen in Namibia in order to compel government to act. Venaani labelled unemployment a crisis in the country and said more than 30% of Namibians did not have jobs.



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