NSGPU signs agreements with BSS

19 May 2014 13:20pm
OSHAKATI, 19 MAY (NAMPA) – The National Security Guards’ Protection Union (NSGPU) on Friday signed a recognition agreement with Bertha Security Service (BSS) cc at Oshakati for the union to represent all BSS employees.
The NSGPU acting secretary-general, Mekupi Kandorozu told Nampa on Sunday they signed an exclusive bargaining agreement.
He said the two parties resolved to negotiate on introduction of employees’ benefits such as old-age pension; medical aid; housing allowance; annual, compassionate and maternity leave; bus transportation and salary increment.
The agreement also includes a call for BSS employees to take their work seriously, not to report late for duty, not to be intoxicated on duty and not to sleep on duty.
N.dollars 10 will be deducted from the salary of each BSS employee per month as the NSGPU membership fee.
According to Kandorozu, negotiations were done already, and the two parties are now in the process of implementing what they have agreed upon.
The NSGPU is a security guards’ labour union established at Oshakati last year with the objective of ensuring harmonised relations between employers and employees in the security industry.
Kandorozu earlier told Nampa that his union is already registered with the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare, and it seeks to affiliate to recognised umbrella trade unions.