Shoprite Tsumeb closed by community members

15 January 2021 | Business

Trading at Shoprite’s Tsumeb branch was halted by community members Tuesday morning when they joined the striking employees of the shop in their demands for better remuneration.

The angry community members said they decided to shut down the business activities of Shoprite as it is allegedly failing to look after its workers. They were also dissatisfied with the fact that seasonal workers have taken over the duties of the striking workers.

Representative of the Namibian Food and Allied Workers Union (Nafau), Festus Shilombuuelwa said the shop was closed around 11h00. All customers who were inside the shop were forced out by community members, as were some of the employees.

“This is a legal strike and Shoprite should abide by the rule of law. It should not allow seasonal workers inside the shop to perform the duties of the striking workers,” he said.

Shilombuuelwa said 111 employees work for Shoprite Tsumeb, of which 65 are on strike.

He further explained that the employees have been striking for nearly three weeks now, adding that the strike will continue until their demands are met.

The workers are demanding a salary increment of N$ 600, transport allowance of N$ 500, a housing benefit of N$ 450, and a minimum wage for all employees of N$ 2 500 instead of the N$ 1 200 they currently receive per month, said Shilombuuelwa.

Members of the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) were joined by security guards in maintaining order while Shoprite’s doors remained closed. The shop was still closed by later afternoon on Tuesday. - Nampa

Similar News

 

BIPA, NaCC sign Memorandum of Understanding

21 hours ago | Business

The Business and Intellectual Property Authority (BIPA) and Namibian Competition Commission (NaCC), on Friday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to foster a relationship in...

RCC employees sent home until further notice

21 hours ago | Business

Over 60 employees of the Roads Contractor Company (RCC) were on Thursday sent home after being denied access to their rented offices, which are owned...

Women in commercial banking leadership

21 hours ago | Business

STAFF REPORTERThe Namibian Financial Sector Charter, introduced by the Ministry of Finance in November 2008, constitutes a framework and establishes the principles upon which empowerment...

BIPA keen to address gaps in Copyright bill

21 hours ago | Business

PHILLEPUS UUSIKUThe Business and Intellectual Property Authority (BIPA) is keen to update and modernise copyright protection in Namibia to ensure musicians, authors, artists and developers...

COMPANY NEWS IN BRIEF

21 hours ago | Business

GM in talks to build second US battery plant General Motors Co said it is considering building a second battery factory in the United States...

Toyota retains market leadership in tough climate

21 hours ago | Business

South Africa has just posted a record unemployment rate of 32.5% for the last quarter of 2020, and the local economy continues to suffer the...

Volvo Cars launches pure electric Volvo C40

21 hours ago | Business

The future of Volvo Cars is electric and the new Volvo C40 Recharge is the latest manifestation of its commitment to a zero-emission future.The C40...

Spike in Letshego Nam’s impairment charge

3 days ago - 05 March 2021 | Business

Jo-Maré Duddy – Letshego Holdings Namibia’s (LHN) impairment charge for the year ended 31 December 2020 spiked by about 239% on an annual basis, contributing...

Pandemic banking

3 days ago - 05 March 2021 | Business

It is financial results season and the impact of Covid-19 and measures to contain its spread are obvious from the performance of local companies. Yesterday,...

Sustainable finance a catalyst for recovery

3 days ago - 05 March 2021 | Business

Sustainable finance is a catalyst for Namibia’s recovery from the coronavirus pandemic which caused a lot of disruptions in the domestic economy.According to Marco Triebner,...

Latest News

RCC employees sent home until...

21 hours ago | Business

Over 60 employees of the Roads Contractor Company (RCC) were on Thursday sent home after being denied access to their rented offices, which are owned...

Gondwana and Hollard head back...

21 hours ago | Justice

ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEKGondwana Collection Namibia and Hollard Insurance Namibia will face each other again in court on 31 March after Gondwana last week brought an urgent...

'Premature' to discuss fracking

21 hours ago | Environment

ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEKEnvironment minister Pohamba Shifeta says it is “premature and confusing” at this stage to discuss the risks of fracking in the Kavango regions, when...

Veterans want to be appointed...

21 hours ago | Politics

TUYEIMO HAIDULAEMBANDU The president of the Namibia National Liberation Veterans Association (NNLVA), Ben Shikongo, says members of the organisation want to be appointed to...

Women in commercial banking leadership

21 hours ago | Business

STAFF REPORTERThe Namibian Financial Sector Charter, introduced by the Ministry of Finance in November 2008, constitutes a framework and establishes the principles upon which empowerment...

Kenya to reject budget if...

21 hours ago | Economics

OMAR MOHAMMEDA Kenyan parliamentary committee said that it will reject the government's 2021/22 budget plan if the deficit goal is set at more than the...

Fishing rights announcement soon

21 hours ago | Fishing

OGONE TLHAGEWINDHOEKFisheries minister Albert Kawana is expected to announce who his ministry has chosen for new fishing rights at the end of this month.This brings...

Women still live in fear

21 hours ago | Opinion

Namibians can be proud of the progressive legal frameworks that are in place to protect women from violence and discrimination.Legally, women are ensured of the...

Zimbabwe's manufacturing bullish on better...

21 hours ago | Economics

Zimbabwean manufacturers expect to ramp up production to 61% of capacity this year, the highest level in a decade, on expected stability in the foreign...

Load More