Telecom and Napwu set negotiation date for employee salary increments

Telecom Namibia on Thursday announced that negotiations between the Namibia Public Workers Union (Napwu) and the Telecom executive regarding salary increments for employees for the 2022/2023 financial year are scheduled for 05 September 2023.

Telecom in a statement availed to Nampa said feedback provided to Napwu Secretary General Petrus Nevonga on 22 August 2023 stated that the Telecom Board convened an urgent meeting, and resolved on a new mandate regarding salary increments for which backpay will also be made available, dating back to 01 October 2022.

This came after Telecom Namibia employees on Wednesday held a peaceful demonstration demanding salary increases and alleging that there is corruption within the company.

Speaking on behalf of the employees, Sophia Egelser said the demonstration will continue for the next two days. She said the demonstration will only end once the Board Chairperson, Melkizedek Uupindi or Deputy Chairperson, Amanda Hauuanga receive the petition.

The employees demanded bonuses and salary increments and said the board of directors should avail themselves to the Napwu immediately.

Telecom in its statement said it is committed to harmonious relations with the workers and by extension the union to ensure a sound working environment and a high-performing workforce.

Source: The Namibian Press Agency