Seventy-seven employees of CHEC reinstated

WALVIS BAY: Seventy-seven employees of China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) who went on an illegal strike and were suspended last week, were reinstated yesterday.

This was announced by acting Secretary-General of the National Union of Namibian Workers (NUNW) Job Muniaro at a media conference in Walvis Bay yesterday.

He said the union pleaded with CHEC not to fire the employees and fortunately they agreed, saying their intention was not to fire anyone.

Muniaro said employees who do not have adequate knowledge of the country’s labour law, caused the illegal strike.

The workers are employed to do general work on a contract basis in the construction of a new container terminal at the Walvis Bay harbour.

They embarked on a one-day illegal strike last Monday, citing amongst other grievances ill treatment from their bosses, unfair dismissals and lack of permanent employment at the company.

The workers were reinstated on warning, and were urged to formally communicate any planned strike or demonstration to management in future.

WINDHOEK: The Namibia Football Association (NFA) president John Muinjo has urged Namibians to buy Brave Gladiators’ replica jerseys and rally behind the team.

Namibia’s senior national women’s football team aims to win the ninth edition of the African Women’s Football Championship taking place here from 11 to 25 October 2014.

Seven other African countries will compete for top honours.

Muinjo was quoted as saying in a statement issued by the NFA yesterday that the local players’ morale will be highly boosted if all Namibians can acquire the Brave Gladiators’ replica jerseys and wear them, especially on Fridays.

He also called on senior government officials and senior corporate executives to support this campaign by encouraging their employees to get behind the team.

Namibia is in Group A with Zambia, Nigeria and Ivory Coast.

The Gladiators will face Algeria today at 17h00 at the Sport Klub Windhoek (SKW) Stadium in Olympia, and 15h00 on Saturday at the Sam Nujoma Stadium in international friendly games.