RCC employess demonstrate over delayed salaries

11 Aug 2017 19:20pm
WINDHOEK, 11 AUG (NAMPA) - Over 100 employees of the Roads Contractor Company (RCC) on Friday held a peaceful demonstration over delayed salary payments.
The employees marched from the Independence Stadium to the Namibia Institute of Public Administration and Management (NIPAM) in Olympia, where they handed over a petition containing all their grievances to Secretary to Cabinet, George Simataa for President Hage Geingob.
Handing over the petition, RCC employee Gebhardo Timotheus said the employees have been subjected to delayed salary payments for a considerable period of time.
The employees demanded that their salaries for July be paid no later than 18 August as per their contractual agreement with the RCC.
“We demand that the President pronounce himself on the future of the RCC,” he said.
Timotheus further said failure to honour their demands will result in immediate stoppage of work until a solution has been found.
Receiving the petition on behalf of the President, Simataa said he cannot comment on the petition as it is not addressed to him.
The RCC recently requested a bailout of N.dollars 300 million to continue operating. (NAMPA)