Union, NWR clash over salary cuts

By Jeremiah Ndjoze

NAMIBIA Wildlife Resorts (NWR) employees are crying foul over the parastatal’s recent decision to cut staff salaries, in its various job grades, by percentages ranging from 10, 15, 20 and 25 respectively.
Also enraged by the company’s decision is the Namibia Public Workers Union (NAPWU), which represents the workers.
Two weeks ago NWR announced that -in line with section 12 (6) (a) and (b) of the Labour Act, 11 of 2007- it will be reducing the remuneration and working hours for its employees from job grades A1 to F1 for operational reasons and, for a period not exceeding three months starting in August 2021.
It has however emerged that this decision was taken without the involvement of NAPWU secretary general, Peter Nevonga, neither the union’s staff representative at NWR, Selma Nathinge.
Speaking to Confidente this week, Nathinge maintained that the employees are not satisfied with the manner in which the salary cuts were handled, citing unfairness.

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