WINDHOEK: The country-wide strike at the national broadcaster is likely to enter a second day on Friday.
The Deputy General-Secretary of the Namibia Public Workers’ Union (Napwu), Gabes Andumba told Nampa during the strike on Thursday afternoon that no amicable solution has yet been found, and Namibian Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) workers are likely to continue with the strike on Friday.
“No developments yet, The strike continues until our demands are met,” he said.
NBC workers have been camping in front of the main gate of the corporation since early this morning.
Since midnight on Wednesday, NBC has only been playing music on its radio services, while only a NBC logo is visible on its television channel.
Disgruntled workers left the NBC premises at 17h00 on Thursday, as negotiations between management and the union reached a deadlock.
The national broadcaster asked for a N.dollars 80 million bailout from Government to finance salary increases.
The strike comes in the wake of an announcement by the Minister of Information and Communication Technology Joel Kaapanda that the ministry does not have money in its budget to finance a salary increase for NBC employees.
An overwhelming majority of workers voted in favour of the strike.