The Trade Union Congress of Namibia --TUCNA -- has condemned the alleged polygraph tests being conducted at Woerman Brock Hyper at Khomasdal.
TUCNA was reacting to the alleged incident where several employees at the supermarket went through such tests today (wed).
TUCNA Secretary General, Mahongora Kavihuha, described the lie detector tests as illegal, calling on the company to stop such unlawful practices.
Kavihuha noted that Woerman Brock is one of the companies using the services of labour hire companies, that are affected by the implementation of the Labour Amendment Act.
Under the new labour regulations, such companies are required to employ all their casual employees permanently.
As a result, Kavihuha accused Woerman Brock of coming up with all strategies to retrench the casual employees instead of employing them permanently.
He observed that most of the employees have been working for the company for more than ten years, questioning why the tests are initiated now.
Kavihuha called on the Government to intervene in the matter, claiming that apartheid labour practices are still operational in an independent Namibia.