SWAKOPMUND: All six Namibian Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) employees at the coast stopped production on Wednesday to join the NBC strike currently underway at the head office.
The regional coordinator of the Namibia Public Workers’ Union (Napwu) in the Erongo Region, John Ngolombe confirmed to Nampa on Thursday that the employees from the coastal-based office joined their colleagues from the head office in Windhoek in industrial action.
He further indicated that the strike is legal, and that the correct procedures were followed in orchestrating this action.
“We have spoken to the employees, and they voted in favour of the strike,” said Ngolombe, adding that the employees will continue with the industrial action until their demands are met.
The union has given the NBC management 48 hours’ notice of a strike, which lapsed on Wednesday afternoon.
The services of national radio and television were stopped at midnight last night when workers went on strike.
The national broadcaster asked for an N.dollars 80 million bailout from Government to finance salary increases.