Employees from five different firms downed tools over salary increments, non-payment of salaries and overtime between January and March 2021.
This is according to a performed activities report issued by the Ministry of Labour, Industrial Relations and Employment Creation (MLIREC) for the last quarter of the 2020/2021 financial year, as strategically planned in its annual plan.
The five firms that undertook industrial actions during the period under review include the employees of Namibian Broadcasting Corporation (NBC), Shilimela Security Company, OTESA Construction Company, as well as employees of the Marco Fishing Pty Ltd and the Namibia Fish Consumption Promotion (NFCP).
The report further mentioned that all the strikes were legal and employees went back to work after the end of the strike.
In addition, the ministry through its statutory office entrusted with dispute resolution (Office of the Labour Commissioner) managed to resolve 481 cases of the 1 053 dispute cases received during this period.
The report said 69 per cent which represents 332 cases were resolved through conciliation while 31 per cent, representing 149 were resolved through arbitration.
Source: Namibia Press Agency (NAMPA)