Nurses - 'Read Thoroughly Section 58 of the Labour Act'

Michael Liswaniso, New Era (Windhoek), January 22, 2007 Opuwo - Health and Social Services Minister, Dr Richard Kamwi, has strongly advised nurses to read thoroughly Section 58 of the labour act. Last Thursday, Dr Kamwi addressed nurses and other medical staff of the Opuwo state hospital about the "unlawful overtime payments" and the planned strike. He said reading thoroughly the section of the Act would help the nurses to get a clear picture which would enable them to understand reality just like other civil servants. He blamed the varying interpretations of the labour act on the management team who, he said, had allowed the "unlawful overtime payments" to drag on for years. ... Nurses