Done deal: NAC’s Acting HR Executive Josephine Soroses, Alpha Murangi, NAPWU Branch Coordinator, NAC CEO, Tamer El-Kallawi , Sam Iilonga, NAPWU Regional Coordinator NAPWU’s Mateus Ndeshikeya, and Theo Mabengano, NAPWU Shop steward at NAC at the signing ceremony.
The Namibia Airports Company (NAC) announces the successful conclusion of its 2016/2017 wage and substantive negotiations with its employee representative union, the Namibia Public Workers Union (NAPWU) that will see employees receiving eight percent (8%) salary increment.
The negotiation process was concluded on 13 October 2016 and signed on 20 October 2016 by NAC CEO Tamer El-Kallawi and NAPWU’s Executive Personal Assistant Mateus Ndeshikeya at the NAC Headquarters in Windhoek.
EL-Kallawi expressed his delight in the process and reiterated the essence of hard work and cooperation in matters of mutual benefit as critical.
“I’m very glad to sign the Wage and Substantive Negotiation Agreement today as demonstration of our commitment as NAC to our employees. Employees remain key to our operations and today’s occasion indeed speaks volumes. We commend the employees and the Union for their maturity during the negotiation process”, El-Kallawi says.
NAPWU’s Mateus Ndeshikeya, Executive Personal Assistant to the Secretary General, commended NAC for their role and calls on the Union members to remain focused.
“This testifies the seriousness on both sides and I therefore call upon our members to remain focused on performance. We cannot demand without performing and we should always uphold good standards and behavior at all times”.
The agreed adjustments will benefit employees across the bargaining unit and is effective as of 01 April 2016.
The parties agreed on the following: a) Eight percent (8%) salary increase for the bargaining unit, (b) to start in earnest with deliberations on the 2017/2018 financial year focusing on salary increase and benefits review focusing on medical aid, housing, transport benefits and the total cost to company remuneration method.