MUN calls on Government to intervene and investigate mine retrenchments

MUN calls on Government to intervene and investigate mine retrenchments
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The Mineworkers Union of Namibia (MUN) has called on the Government to intervene and investigate retrenchments in mining.
The union believes that the reasons for which mines retrench employees are not fair enough, while retrenchments are instituted mainly to maximise profit.
The MUN Chairperson for the Southern Region, Allen Kalumbu, called on the Government to investigate companies making themselves guilty of such practices.
He urged the Government to also start revoking mining licences of companies embarking on retrenchments without valid reasons and then recruit new personnel.
Kalumbu appealed to the Government to investigate retrenchments and ensure that the mines are acting according to the Labour Act.
MUN said it is shocking to learn that some 180 employees will lose their jobs by September countrywide.
The union warned that these lay-offs will result in families suffering economic hardship.
He made the remarks at a press briefing on state affairs in the industry at Keetmanshoop on Wednesday.