Unam staff back at work

14 November 2018 | Labour

University of Namibia (Unam) employees returned to work yesterday after an agreement was reached between management and the trade unions representing striking workers.

According to the agreement a one-off cash payment equivalent to 5% of seven months' basic salary will be paid to all staff within the bargaining unit on 14 December.

Workers agreed to waive a salary increase for the 2018 financial year, according to a joint statement issued by Unam, the Namibia Public Workers Union (Napwu) and the Namibia National Teachers Union (Nantu).

It was agreed, however, that they would receive a 6% salary increase payable to all staff members in the bargaining unit, effective from 1 January next year.

The parties further agreed that the no-work, no-pay rule will be applied to the strike, with deductions to be calculated at the basic salary rate, and effected from December.

Furthermore, 50% of the strike days will be commuted to leave days, and in respect of the remaining strike days of 11 or more, money will be deducted in five equal monthly instalments.

For those employees who were on strike less than 11 days, money will be deducted in three equal monthly instalments.

The Unam strike lasted two weeks. Employees embarked on the nationwide action on 29 October, while demanding a 6% salary increase.

ELLANIE SMIT

Similar News

 

Chained worker 'joke' backfires

2 days 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...

Tucna slams spending cuts

2 weeks ago - 05 April 2019 | Labour

Trade unions are planning mass meetings across the country to decide on a response to what they describe as the government's continued “humiliation” of public...

Ompumbwe yiilonga moshilongo

2 weeks ago - 01 April 2019 | Labour

Konyala aantu ya thika po 364 000 moNamibia okwa lopotwa kaye na iilonga omvula ya piti, na unene oyoomvula dhi li pokati ko 20 no...

Economy in doldrums, says Tucna

4 weeks ago - 22 March 2019 | Labour

Ahead of the tabling of the budget next week, the Trade Union Congress of Namibia (Tucna) released a scathing statement condemning the economic direction in...

Tucna a limbililwa konkalo yeliko

4 weeks ago - 22 March 2019 | Labour

Sho kwa tegelelwa omutengenekwathaneko gwelongitho lyiiyemo yepangelo gu tseyithwe moshiwike twa taalela, oTrade Union Congress of Namibia (Tucna) oya pititha omukanda ngoka tagu kondema...

Kahimise turns to Supreme Court

1 month - 14 March 2019 | Labour

Embattled City of Windhoek CEO Robert Kahimise has endorsed the reinstatement and dropping of all charges against suspended City Police chief Abraham Kanime, but his...

Procurement board denies 'tribal purge'

1 month - 12 March 2019 | Labour

The deputy chairperson of the Central Procurement Board of Namibia (CPBN), Lischen Ramakhutla, has denied there is an ongoing tribal purge that favours Oshiwambo-speaking employees....

Skorpion Zinc faces losses of N$316m

1 month - 12 March 2019 | Labour

The general manager of the Skorpion Zinc mine, Irvinne Simataa, says a recent strike by workers of Basil Read placed the future of the mine...

Ina mu gandja po iilonga kaazaizai - aaniilonga yomatungo

1 month - 07 March 2019 | Labour

Ewawa lyAanyasha yoSwapo, ndyoka lya li li na okukala oshitopolwa shehololomadhilaadhilo olyiikutha mo mehololomadhilaadhilo ndyoka.Aaniilonga yomatungo omathele oya kutha ombinga mehololomadhilaadhilo ndyoka itaya popile egandjo...

Workers turn up the heat

1 month - 06 March 2019 | Labour

Swapo-affiliated unions and the Namibia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NCCI) have thrown down the gauntlet over billion-dollar tenders being awarded to foreign companies while...

Latest News

Chinese embassy condemns Andara killing

1 day - 18 April 2019 | Crime

The Chinese embassy has condemned the killing of a 32-year-old man at Andara in Kavango East yesterday. The man was allegedly shot and killed by...

Thought Leadership

2 days ago - 18 April 2019 | Columns

Ashante MannettiIn this fast-paced world we try to juggle a million things at once. Job, family, friends, eating healthy and we know we still need...

Taking charge

2 days ago - 18 April 2019 | People

Mariselle Stofberg Anthea van Heerden decided to take a leap of faith to start her own company in Windhoek.She is the managing director and...

Chained worker 'joke' backfires

2 days 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...

Gangster's paradise

2 days ago - 18 April 2019 | Government

President Hage Geingob has revealed that 329 red-flagged financial transactions, involving N$9.2 billion, have been referred by the Financial Intelligence Centre (FIC) for further investigation...

ACC probes Katiti

2 days ago - 18 April 2019 | Crime

Augustinus Katiti's attempts to have the Anti-Corruption Commission investigate his successor at the Namibia Institute of Pathology have backfired. The ACC is now investigating Katiti...

Kabajani blossoms at GIPF

2 days ago - 18 April 2019 | People

Michelline Nawatises Annette Likeleli Kabajani is a holder of a bachelor’s degree from the University of Namibia (Unam). She has also attained several management and...

Baking a name for herself!

2 days ago - 18 April 2019 | People

Ester Kamati At the age of 28, Alma Tangi Nakanduungileh is climbing the entrepreneurial ladder and adding sweetness to her clients’ lives. A qualified...

A passion to unlock potential

2 days ago - 18 April 2019 | People

Ester KamatiJustina Mulokoshi is a chartered accountant (CA) at PwC who has big dreams and is constantly on the lookout for new ways to improve...

Load More