WINDHOEK: Radio and television services of the Namibian Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) on Monday remained silent for a fifth day, with no amicable solution found to workers’ demands for a salary increase yet.
The Deputy General-Secretary of the Namibia Public Workers’ Union (Napwu), Gabes Andumba told Nampa on Monday that the situation remains as it was last week, when about 405 workers at the national broadcaster decided to stage a country-wide strike as from midnight on Thursday.
“Nothing has changed yet,” he said.
Andumba said despite several meetings with management, no resolution is in sight as yet.
Workers here are still camping outside the main gate at the NBC Television Center in the northern industrial area.
Disgruntled workers left the NBC premises at 17h00 on Friday, as negotiations between management and the union reached a deadlock.
The national broadcaster has 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.