NSGPU at loggerheads with NUNW

29 Apr 2014 17:40pm
OSHAKATI, 29 APR (NAMPA) – Acting Secretary-General (SG) of the National Security Guards Protection Union (NSGPU), Mekupi Kandorozu is accusing the National Union of Namibian Workers (NUNW) of refusing to recognise his trade union.
Speaking to Nampa at Oshakati recently, Kandorozu accused the acting NUNW SG Job Muniaro of being a biased leader.
“He refuses to accept our application to affiliate to the NUNW just because he is shielding the Namibia Transport and Allied Workers’ Union (Natau) from the NSGPU,” Kandorozu claimed.
The NSGPU is an independent trade union formed at Oshakati last year. It has some 200 members, mostly security guards’ in the northern Namibia.
Kandorozu believes Natau is a transport trade union and, as such, he sees no valid reason why Muniaro is protecting that union against his new security guards’ union.
He stated that the NSGPU has since December last year written four letters of application to Muniaro, but to no avail.
The NSGPU is now considering affiliation with the newly-established Namibia National Labour Organisation (NANLO) of dismissed NUNW SG Evilastus Kaaronda.
On his part, Muniaro dismissed Kandorozu’s claims, saying Kandorozu has himself to blame for failing to produce his union’s certificate of registration when the NUNW requested him to do so.
However, Kandorozu told Nampa on Monday that his union registered with the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare in September last year, further claiming that Muniaro is aware of this.
Muniaro, on the other hand, accused Kandorozu of being unwilling to find out if the NSGPU is not encroaching on Natau’s field of interest.