RCC employees hold peaceful demonstration

Road Contractor Company (RCC) employees on Wednesday held a peaceful demonstration in the capital, demanding salary increments in a petition handed over to management.

Speaking on behalf of the employees, the group’s chairperson, Erastus Kalute, stated that RCC employees have not received a salary increment in seven years and that employee leave days were reduced to twelve days without negotiations with the employees or Namibia Public Workers Union (Napwu).

‘We demand that the company engages its employees through their union and must comply with relevant provisions of he Labour Act and that the company should pay out all outstanding leave days to the current and former employees affected by these changes upon retirement or resignations and that the accrued leave days be reinstated,’ Kalute said.

The employees further demanded that the Interim Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Maria Nakale, be removed from CEO position as the employees claim she is a relative to the landlord of the building in where the RCC is headquartered, describing this as a conflict of interest.

Nakale, who received the petition on behalf of the RCC’s management, promised to relay it to the relevant authorities for consideration.

Source: The Namibian Press Agency

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