Namdock and MANWU strike agreement

23 June 2021 | Local News

Local ship repair company Namdock and the Metal and Allied Namibian Workers Union (MANWU) signed a Recognition and Procedural Agreement earlier this month.

“This agreement signed on 3 June 2021, not only serves to ratify and confirm our recognition of MANWU and the interests of its members employed by Namdock, but also to record the strong sense of trust, goodwill and mutual respect of both parties in this regard,” said Namdock acting chief executive, Heritha Nankole Muyoba.

Nankole Muyoba added that the foundation of Namdock and MANWU’s mutually beneficial relationship is based on common values of kindness, trust, transparency, respect, integrity and fairness.

“Through mutual adherence to these fundamental elements, both parties aim to set an example to other Namibian employers and unions, in terms of building sound and meaningful working relationships, which foster and promote business growth and profitability.”
She said that by recognising MANWU to represent its members and all workers within the agreed bargaining unit is a commitment which needs to be proven, as the parties move into implementing the agreement.

“Namdock and MANWU look forward to strong and positive interactions in our future dealings with each another, and look forward to a lengthy and mutually beneficial relationship for the benefit of Namdock’s employees,” Nankole Muyoba said.

“This agreement took us many months to be signed off - already an indication that we have a long way to go. We hope and trust that this agreement will truly be implemented based on the values of kindness, trust, transparency, respect, integrity and fairness,” MANWU general secretary Justina Jonas concluded.

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