Government Sticks to Its Guns

Surihe Gaomas, New Era (Windhoek), January 24, 2007 Windhoek - Government is standing its ground not to recognize the Namibia Nurses Union (NANU) as the sole bargaining agent, as this could be in breach of an agreement it signed giving exclusive bargaining rights to the Namibian Public Workers' Union (NAPWU). In a statement issued by the Prime Minister's Office yesterday, NANU was advised to seek legal recourse by way of the District Labour Court, chaired by Clement Daniels. The response from the Office of the Prime Minister comes just three days before the set deadline date of January 23, 2007 upon which NANU was waiting for Government's official response to the nurses' demands, based on a petition made last month. ... Government