Bidvest Prestige Cleaning Services employees hold peaceful demonstration

Employees of Bidvest Prestige Cleaning Services today held a peaceful demonstration led by the Namibia Security Guard and Watchmen’s Union of Namibia (NASGWU).

Reading the petition on behalf of the aggrieved workers, shopsteward Saima Amaambo said the workers are demanding a salary increase of N.dollars 5 000 from N.dollars 1 800 per month effective end of March, as some of them have worked for the company for more than five to 10 years with the same salary.

Amaambo said the salary is not enough to buy daily needs such as food as it is very expensive and they are unable to send their children to schools as their salaries are very low compared to their current living situation.

The employees further demanded a monthly transport allowance of N.dollars 750, medical checkups at least once a month as well as overtime as per Labour Act 2007 while calling on management to stop intimidating and victimising them for joining the unions amongst others.

Receiving the petition, the company’s General Manager De Wet Jacobs said as a company and individuals they will sit, go through the petition and see what they can do.

Source: The Namibia Press Agency