Napwu Members Resign En Masse

THE northern members of the Namibia Public Workers’ Union (Napwu) on Saturday gathered at Ondangwa where they terminated their membership.

The meeting was a follow-up to another meeting held on the 5th of this month, where a number of union members came together for the first time to register their grievances.

They allege that the union was compromising their interests in favour of their employer, the government.

The members are mostly government administrative officers, cooks and institutional workers from different ministries in the northern regions of Oshana, Ohangwena, Omusati and Oshikoto.

Only two people representing the Otjozondjupa and Khomas regions attended the meeting.

The decision to terminate their Napwu membership is a result of lengthy deliberations on the way forward, after the members claimed that the Napwu leadership had failed to take up their demands for improved conditions of service with the government since 2012.

“We are poorly-paid and cannot afford buying houses or paying for the education of our children, because the Napwu leadership has not taken our concerns to the government since 2012,” one of the participants of Saturday’s meeting charged.

The meeting resolved that the only weapon at their disposal “to teach Napwu a lesson” is to cancel their membership and to join a trade union that is capable of serving their interests.

Nampa

Source : The Namibian