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NUNW – workers must be treated fairly

Ms Connie Pandeni, Acting President, of the National Union of Namibian Workers (NUNW), urging government to stop the retrenchment of 1000 workers from TransNamib and the RCC. (Photograph by Mandisa Rasmeni).

The National Union of Namibian Workers(NUNW) held its first press conference for the year on Wednesday, where it highlighted some pertinent national issues of concern in the country.
Ms Connie Pandeni, Acting President, NUNW said that workers have become unfortunate culprits of economic hardships at the hands of the untouchable boards and management of TransNamib and the Road Contractor Company.

She stated that allowing more than 1000 workers to be laid off through the right sizing exercise is not a new situation in particular with TransNamib, and that there is more to this parastatal than is happening.
“We call on the relevant authorities to launch a thorough high levelled investigation into this company and to once and for all get rid and take action against those who are milking TransNamibia dry,”she emphasized.
She further stated that NUNW and its affiliate Namibia Transport and Allied Workers Union (NATAU) will not rest until the plight and the livelihoods of its affected workers/members are rescued.  
“We call upon all the workers and sister unions to stand ready as we call upon you to take joint action in solidarity with the TransNamib workers or those who might find themselves in a similar situation going forward, justice must prevail in these two institutions,” she announced.
She also emphasized on the fact that farm workers security guards, petrol attendants, cleaners and domestic workers are being mistreated, therefore affiliates of NUNW who are operating in the said sectors should intensify the service delivery and rescue of these employees.

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