Windhoek Country Club Resort and Casino employees through the Namibia Food and Allied Workers Union’s held a peaceful demonstration

Windhoek Country Club Resort and Casino employees through the Namibia Food and Allied Workers Union's (Nafau) yesterday held a peaceful demonstration over a delayed agreement on strike rules for their planned industrial action.

This comes after a certificate of unresolved dispute was issued to the management of the resort in April 2019 who have to date not agreed on the striking rules as required by the rules of the labour law, specifically the Labour Commissioner.

Senior shop steward at the resort, Cornelius Shiimi who read a petition on behalf of the workers said: This is a delay tactic on the part of the resort's management to frustrate the workers.

He said the workers were forced to petition the management to stop negotiating in bad faith and called on the resort's management to engage constructively in order to finalise the industrial action rules and procedures.

Nafau's chief negotiator Lister Tawana said principally, the two parties agreed on a three-year wage agreement on condition that in year one, the company will give workers N.dollars 450 across the board and backdate to 01 March 2019 while in year two, the union would agree with what the company will offer.

Tawana, however, said workers initially demanded N.dollars 500 across the board to which the union will now revert back, including N.dollars 50 on housing allowance, while another demand was that the company stop hiring consultants from South Africa who conduct human resources work as the workers said this is costly in terms of flights and accommodation.

Source: Namibia Press Agency