Flamingo Inflight Services employees to strike on Thursday

31 Oct 2018 18:00pm
WINDHOEK, 31 OCT (NAMPA) – Employees of Flamingo Inflight Services will go on strike on Thursday after their employer and union representative failed to reach any agreement on salary increment.
The announcement was made at a media briefing here on Tuesday by the national treasurer of the Namibia National Labour Organisation (Nanlo), Joseph Garoeb.
Flamingo Inflight Services provides in-flight services to various airlines operating from Hosea Kutako International Airport.
Garoeb noted that after a deadlock was reached in the salary increment negotiations, the employees had to cast a ballot, with 72 employees out of 110 voting to strike.
“This is the current stand in terms of wage and condition of employment by the parties, the union is standing at N.dollars 500 and the company is standing at N.dollars 400,” said Garoeb.
He also explained that the rules for the strike have been agreed upon by both parties and that the strike will take place in John Meinert Street in the capital.
“For aviation security reasons, no striking employees will be allowed on the premises of Flamingo Inflight Catering at Hosea Kutako International Airport,” stressed Garoeb.
He further said that among the rules, both Nanlo and the company will appoint shop stewards and representatives of the company for communication purposes and for any suspicions of violation of the strike rules.
On his part, Flamingo Inflight Services general manager, Kelvin Kaisi said they do not anticipate any interruptions in their operations as a result of the strike, saying they have put sufficient contingencies in place.