President Tucna says workers in wholesale industry being exploited and work under very difficult circumstances

OSHAKATI: The president of the Trade Union Congress of Namibia (Tucna), Paulus Hango says workers in the wholesale industry are being exploited and work under very difficult circumstances.

Hango said this at Oshakati yesterday, during the congress of the Namibia Wholesale and Retail Workers’ Union (NWRWU).

He noted that apart from being exploited by employers, workers of multinational companies in supermarkets, wholesale outlets and the allied industry work without benefits.

Hango said they earn low salaries and some are employed by a third party, hired on large scale to perform the work of the multinational companies.

According to Hango, some of the workers are also denied the right to join trade unions of their choice.

The Tucna president told fellow trade unionists they must denounce violation of freedom of association, the right to strike, including cross-border action, and the right to collective bargaining.