Stakeholders to conduct study on informal economy

In cooperation with the UN in Namibia, the Bank of Namibia, the Ministries of Labour, Industrial Relations, Employment Creation, Industrialization, and Trade intend to conduct a study to comprehend the informal economy and its diversity, pinpoint solutions for related problems, and highlight opportunities for interventions.

Informal employment in Namibia has significant implications for people, enterprises, and the country's economy and social development.

LAC plays significant role in social dialogue and tripartism

Acting Executive Director in the Ministry of Labour, Industrial Relations, and Employment Creation, Advocate Otniel Podewiltz, has emphasised the significant role that the Labour Advisory Council (LAC) plays in the context of social dialogue and tripartism.

Advocate Podewiltz said this at the 15th LAC inauguration in Windhoek.

Advocate Otniel Podewiltz noted that the ministry views the council as a vital labour market institution and an important consensus-building structure.

Employers urged to review employees' wages annually

The Deputy Minister of Labour, Industrialization, and Employment Creation, Hafeni Ndemula, has urged all employers to review workers' wages annually.

Ndemula, who was speaking at the commencement of Labour Day in Swakopmund, pointed out that some employers are still paying workers below the minimum wage.

Ndemula said after 33 years of independence, some workers are still subjected to unfair labour practises.

Utoni Nujoma speaks in support of the Genocide Memorial Museum

The Minister of Labour, Industrial Relations, and Employment Creation, Utoni Nujoma, has added his voice to a motion in the National Assembly for the establishment of a Genocide Memorial Museum to honor victims of the 1904-08 Herero-Nama genocide.

He however pleaded with his fellow MPs to have unity in mind when they debate this important motion.