NWR employee strike called off

03 Jun 2016 08:20am
WINDHOEK, 03 JUN (NAMPA) – The planned industrial action by employees of Namibia Wildlife Resorts (NWR), who are demanding salary increases for the 2015/16 financial year, has been called off.
The strike was supposed to start on Friday.
NWR's Corporate Communications and Online Media Manager Mufaro Nesongano said in a media statement due to new developments, the planned industrial action has been called off.
“After protracted negotiations with the Namibia Public Workers Union (Napwu) it was agreed that it would be in the best interest of both parties to continue consulting one another in order to find an amicable solution,” Nesongano said.
NWR employees through the union issued a notice to the company on 31 May 2016 threatening to go on strike because of the deadlock in wage negotiations between the two parties.
Employees want wage and salary increments of 15 per cent for employees in categories A and B, with a 50 per cent increase in housing allowance; and 12 per cent for categories C and D with 45 per cent for housing allowance.
They also requested the introduction of a bush allowance for employees working in remote areas.
The company has over 1 000 employees on its payroll, making it the largest employer in the tourism sector.