NUNW urges trade unions, public to boycott all Shoprite stores countrywide

NUNW urges trade unions, public to boycott all Shoprite stores countrywide

The National Union of Namibian Workers (NUNW) is pleading with all trade unions as well as the general public for a countrywide boycott, of all Shoprite stores that may eventually lead to the closure of the store and its affiliates in the country.
This follows a month-long standoff between Shoprite and its striking employees after a failed wage negotiation.
NUNW Secretary-General, Job Muniaro has condemned the "don't care attitude" and the disregard of the country's laws shown by Shoprite and its affiliates, Checkers and U-Save.
The union is accusing the multi-national retail chain of mistreating, humiliating and abusing local workers as well as forcing them to work overtime.
In what is viewed as intimidation, disregard and infringement of the workers' rights, Shoprite issued a letter to the striking employees.
In the letter, Shoprite wants the striking employees to abandon the work stoppage, withdraw their membership from NAFAU and pledge not to participate in any industrial action or face dismissal.
The Minister of Labour told the NBC News yesterday that the government is seeking audience with the shareholders of Shoprite if management is unable to reach an amicable solution with the workers.