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National Coordination Mechanism on Decent Work introduced in fishing sector

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Namibia has introduced the National Coordination Mechanism on Decent Work in the fisheries sector.

The mechanism is a body that will ensure that there is social and labour compliance in the fishing industry.

Namibia ratified the International Labour Organisation's Work in Fishing Convention 188, which requires member states to set up a coordination mechanism to implement it.

The mechanism has 17 members from the government, labour unions, and employers.

Stakeholders to conduct study on informal economy

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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.

Social partners called to improve working environment

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The Minister of Labour, Industrial Relations, and Employment and Creation, Utoni Nujoma, urged social partners to improve the working environment, thereby enhancing employee well-being, high labour productivity, and healthier labour relations.

Utoni Nujoma said this at a two-day meeting on Variation and Sensitization in Fishing and Convention 190 with various stakeholders in the fisheries sector at Walvis Bay.

NAMPA employees hold demonstration against unfair labour practises

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Employees at the Namibia Press Agency's (NAMPA) head office in Windhoek held a demonstration against unfair labour practises within the agency.

The aggrieved employees are demonstrating against what they regard as unfair internal promotions, no corporate governance from management, and management negotiating in bad faith in a toxic working environment.

They further say that employee grievances are seen as a threat, and they cannot raise their voice on their issues.

They demand better working conditions and a salary increment.