Employees give Air Namibia 10 days

23 Jun 2017 10:30am
WINDHOEK, 23 JUN (NAMPA) – Air Namibia employees who staged a demonstration on Thursday at the national airline’s head office in the capital, gave their management 10 days to respond to their demands.
The employees threatened to take unspecified action should management and the Board of Directors fail to respond in the given period.
Romanus Siyere, an aircraft engineer who read the petition on behalf of the employees, told Nampa they want an independent individual to review the regrading process of the national airline.
The employees allege that the process had a lot of flaws and did not yield the required results. “We are left with no option but to nullify the process as it did not have the deserved outcome and credibility,” the petition reads.
The employees also accuse the company of having reduced their salaries without prior notification, which they view as a violation of the Namibian Labour Act, and demand immediate rectification of all affected salaries with full back-pay.
Another accusation is that there is no proper communication of decisions taken during management meetings.
Receiving the petition, Board Chairperson Gerson Tjihenuna promised to channel their grievances through the prescribed channels.