The strike by about 300 workers at the Navachab Gold Mine near Karibib in Erongo region entered its fifth day today (tue), with no solution forthcoming.
Representatives of the Mine Workers Union of Namibia, MUN, and the management were locked in marathon meetings, yesterday (mon) and today(tue), without reaching agreement.
The strike, which started on Friday, follows a deadlock in wage negotiations and a failed conciliation process between MUN and the management.
The union demands a 12-percent increase, while the company offers a seven per cent increment.
At the two-day meetings the MUN brought lowered its demand to ten percent, while it also assured the company that workers would resume duties, once their new demand is met.
MUN President John Ndeutapo told NBC News that the union has been trying to convince the company to raise its offer to ten percent, but management allegedly remains uncompromising.
Ndeutapo said the workers are still camping day and night infront of the premises waiting feedback from the management.
The employees said the strike would continue as long as the company refuses to meet their new demand of ten percent.