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Country Club employees angry and fed up

Ya-country2Employees of the Windhoek Country Club were up in arms this week over dismissal without prior notice and unfair treatment. The angry and frustrated workers handed over a four-page petition to the management of the popular hotel, demanding to be heard. The employees want an urgent meeting with the Board of Directors of the Country Club and a representative of the Employment Equity Commission to address issues such as recruitment and restructuring within the hotel.  John Pandora, regional coordinator of the Namibian Food and Allied Workers Union (NAFAU), claimed that there are serious problems at the Windhoek Country Club, as the hotel’s management runs the business as if it is their own forgetting that government has shares in it. “There have been more than 10 disputes that the employees has taken to the Labour Commissioner’s Office, yet only one was heard,” said Pandora. According to Pandora, management treats workers unfairly and dismisses employees without prior notice. He also fussed over the issue of wage increment, stating that the workers were eligible for increments as from December 2011. None of the workers received any wage increases, Pandora said. (Picture): Employees of the Windhoek Country Club during the demonstration on Wednesday. (Photograph by Yvonne Amukwaya)

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