Striking employees at the National Housing Enterprise (NHE) have appealed to the Minister of Urban and Rural Development, Erastus Uutoni, to intervene in the ongoing wage dispute with the management.

The workers marched from the NHE headquarters to the Ministry to hand over the petition to Uutoni.

The workers are demanding a face-to-face dialogue with the management and the new board to end the industrial action. 

The Public Service of Namibia (PSUN)'s Secretary General, Matheus Haakuria, appealed to Uutoni to facilitate a meeting with the New Board, saying they still had faith in the Minister to resolve the matter.

Minister Uutoni commended the employees for their conduct, promising to study the petition and discuss it with the new NHE board.

Uutoni would not comment on the employees' deadline to their demands and pleaded with them to return to work.



Maria Kaalushu