NIP employees hold peaceful demonstration

27 Apr 2019 09:00am
WINDHOEK, 27 APR (NAMPA) – Disgruntled employees of the Namibia Institute of Pathology (NIP) held a peaceful demonstration here on Friday, saying their management has failed to implement a wage agreement signed in 2017.
The agreement includes a 10 per cent salary increase across the board, with a transport allowance of N.dollars 200 per month and a 35 per cent increase in their housing allowance and was supposed to be implemented last April.
A petition read on behalf of the group by Namibia Public Worker's Union representative, Nestor Kapofi said at the last meeting held on 18 April 2019, the company management however informed the board that there would be no salary adjustment for the 2019/20 financial year.
Kapofi said these agreements were supposed be implemented without delay since they are binding agreement signed and sealed in good faith.
“Be informed that should you not adhere to our demands within five working days, we will be left with no choice but to refer the matter to the labour commissioner’s office,” he said.
Acting Chief Executive Officer Mekondjo Nghipandulwa, who received a petition, said it would be forwarded to the board.