Unam staff on strike

29 October 2018 | Labour



Employees of the University of Namibia (Unam) today embarked on a strike in front of the university’s Windhoek campus.
A total of 61% of the university's staff voted in favour of engaging in a strike to demand a 6% salary increase, backdated to January this year.
Unam management and staff have not been able to agree on the increase as Unam management offered nothing, while the workers were adamant on the 6% raise.
Members of the Namibian National Teachers' Union (Nantu), which represents the staff, and the university management are currently caucusing on how to resolve the matter. In 2008, Unam staff also voted to go on strike, but backed down at the eleventh hour.
At that time Unam employees were seeking a 12% salary increase.
ELLANIE SMIT

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