RA employees resume work

01 Oct 2013 12:30
WINDHOEK, 01 OCT (NAMPA) – Hundreds of Roads Authority (RA) employee who were on an illegal strike on Monday after claiming they were misrepresented by their trade union, the Namibian Public Workers’ Union (NAPWU), resumed work on Tuesday.
All NaTIS centres in the country opened on Tuesday morning, despite some delays in opening.
According to a security guard at Windhoek's NaTIS Valley in the northern industrial area, the facility opened around 09h30 Tuesday, and staff members were coming in one by one to resume work.
The RA’s Corporate Communications Manager, Hileni Fillemon told Nampa on Tuesday that only some employees resumed duty.
She could, however, not say how many, as they were still coming in for work when this agency spoke to her at about 10h00.
Fillemon noted that a meeting between the RA’s Chief Executive Officer Conrad Lutombi and NAPWU was due to take place late Tuesday afternoon to discuss the possible suspension of workers who did not turn up for work on Tuesday.
She could not say how much the RA lost in monetary terms following the closure of its customer service centres countrywide on Monday.