PSUN condemns PM's civil servants salary increase statement

PSUN condemns PM's civil servants salary increase statement
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The Public Service Union of Namibia (PSUN) has condemned Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila's statement on civil servants' salary increases.
A local daily newspaper quotes the Premier as saying there will not be salary increases for public servants, given the prevailing economic situation.
She reportedly accused public servants of under-performance, which PSUN President Walter Kameeta described as disturbing and disrespectful.
Kameeta told a media conference in the capital Thursday that such a remark undermines the principles of collective bargaining.
He further urged the Namibian Public Workers' Union (NAPWU) and Namibia National Teachers' Union (NANTU), with bargaining agreements with the Government, to condemned the remark.
Kameeta said the PSUN will not accept a zero percent salary increment for civil servants.
He warned that failure to increase wages will force the PSUN to mobilise all civil servants to boycott the 2019 general elections.