WINDHOEK: The leadership of the Namibian Employers’ Federation (NEF) has described the current wave of labour unrest in the country as a cause of serious concern.
The federation said in a media statement availed to Nampa here on Wednesday that the current wave of labour unrest is affecting not only the livelihoods of the striking workforce, but also the economic sustainability of the various private companies and the State-owned entities concerned.
The current wave of labour unrest is also sending some negative messages to potential investors, local and foreign alike, the NEF stated.
Another aspect that also needs to receive serious attention, said NEF, is that of mutual trust between employers and workers.
They then appealed to all Namibians not to allow the country to be dragged down any further by unrealistic wage demands by workers of the unprofitable, badly managed parastatals.
At the present moment, the entire workforce at AgriBank is still on strike for the past three weeks, demanding salary increases.
The administrative workers at the Polytechnic of Namibia went on strike on Monday this week, also demanding salary increases.