National Assembly adopts motion to discuss former mine workers compensation 

The National Assembly has adopted a motion addressing the inclusion of Namibian former mine workers in southern Africa for compensation.

The motion was moved by Swapo Party MP Sebastiaan Karupu, who urged the house to directly adopt the motion to avoid referrals to the standing committee, citing potential delays and resource constraints.

Karasburg TC workers discontent over state of affairs

Disgruntled workers of Karasburg Town Council are discontent over the state of affairs, which they say has created an unconducive working environment.

The workers, under the banner of the Namibia Public Workers Union, staged a demonstration over the manner in which the councillors are running the council's affairs.

They demanded immediate reversal of what they called the "illegal appointment" of acting CEO Hansina Isaak and security guards and a salary increase.

Employees also claimed bullying, victimisation, and intimidation at the council.

Katima Mulilo Hospital clean-up

The Rob Youth Foundation has taken its clean-up campaign to Katima Mulilo Hospital in an effort to provide a safe environment for patients and workers.

Rob Foundaton's Regional Manager for Zambezi, Maria Iikela, told nbc News that the clearing operation is aimed at forging a spirit of unity and responsibility among the youth towards the community.

This will also create awareness about community service.

City of Windhoek workers demand 10% salary increment

The City of Windhoek's employees are demanding a 10 percent salary and wage increment for 2023–24 to cope with the ever-increasing cost of living.

Protestors say necessities such as fuel and food have become costly while their salaries have remained stagnant for the past four years.

In addition, the city has also increased its rates and taxes by 4.5%, while the electricity rate went up by 8.6%.

Also on the list are free parking spaces, permanent appointments, a stop to outsourcing services while there is internal capacity, nepotism, and corruption.

TUCNA calls for permanent jobs at MTC

The Trade Union Congress of Namibia (TUCNA) has also called on MTC Namibia to give permanent employment to those who have been working on contract for years at the call centres.

The union says it has received several complaints from MTC's contract workers at the call centre.

Some employees have allegedly been on contract for more than five years.

This, TUCNA president Mahongora Kavihuha says, contravenes the provisions of the Labour Act.

NAFAU empowers workers' representatives

In an effort to equip shop stewards with the necessary skills to protect employees' rights at the workplace, the Namibia Food And Allied Workers Union concluded a two-day training workshop with workers' representatives from the Hardap and ||Kharas regions at Keetmanshoop.

The training was facilitated by the Labour Resource and Research Institute.

The two-day intensive training covered disciplinary hearings, grievance procedures, how to appeal, and understanding conciliation and arbitration processes.

Workers A Precious Resource in Namibia's Development - Geingob

Today is International Workers Day, a day that recognises the contributions of workers in society and commemorates the historic struggles and gains made by the labour movement worldwide.

President Hage Geingob says Namibia values the role of workers in the fight for liberty, unity, and justice and that the government remains conscious of the unemployment that disproportionately affects the youth and the unskilled.

In a statement to mark International Workers Day, President Geingob praised the workers as a precious resource in the history and development of Namibia.

Workers of NovaNam unhappy with distribution of shares

Workers of NovaNam at Luderitz in the ||Kharas Region claim they have been kept in the dark on the distribution of N$10 million in workers' shares in the fishing company.

The workers handed over a petition to the HR Manager, demanding an audience with the company's management on the status of their shares.

Delivering the petition on behalf of the workers, Rebekka Uusiku called on the management of NovaNam not to change the shareholding of 15% of the workers to trustees without the workers' consent. 

Michael Amushelelo & Job Amupanda battle it out on social media

A subtle Twitter war is brewing between activist Michael Amushelelo and AR frontman, Job Amupanda.

Amushelelo has called out Dr. Amupanda, who in 2019 took a swipe at the Windhoek municipality leadership for subjecting its cleaners to working without permanent contracts and with no medical aid or pension.

Amupanda tweeted his concerns before he ascended to the mayoral chair.

The NEFF Commissar, who now leads a protest by the Windhoek Municipality cleaners, is accusing Amupanda of having used the cleaners’ plight to expedite his political career.

Orange River Irrigation Project workers at Aussenkehr uncertain about their jobs

Workers of the Orange River Irrigation Project (ORIP) at Aussenkehr in the ||Kharas Region say they have been left uncertain about their jobs following the government's recent decision to dissolve Agricultural Business Development Agency. 

ORIP is one of the country's eleven green scheme projects managed by state-owned Agribusdev. 

The ORIP workers voiced their concerns about possibly losing their job security during an oversight visit by a Parliamentary Standing Committee. 

An unproductive green scheme was given as the reason for Agribusdev's dissolution.