Tuesday, 2 October 2018. The Chief Executive Officer of TransNamib, Johny Smith, hereby officially announces the end of the unlawful industrial action. The strike was initiated by a group of employees without following proper procedures and relevant set communication channels.
This comes after Management took a strong stance against this industrial action which is unlawful under the Labour Act, Act No. 11 of 2007, and is also not permissible under TransNamib’s policies.
Smith reiterates that employees should follow the right procedures to have their grievances heard without interruptions to the Company’s operations. He further made it clear that in order to reach the great milestones that we have set for ourselves, as TransNamib at this critical stage, all staff members need to be especially dedicated at everything we do when bringing customer and stakeholder confidence back to our Company.
TransNamib has a long standing recognition agreement with NATAU as the sole legitimate bargaining agent for the employees. Management will continue to engage NATAU on matters related to the workers’ interest and their conditions of service.
In conclusion, Mr. Smith apologizes to all affected customers and passengers for the inconvenience caused and assures them that the operations are now in full swing to move the backlog of freight.