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New regulations to boost minimum wage for construction workers in Namibia

The Construction Industries Federation (CIF) and the Metal and Allied Namibian Workers Union (Manwu) recently signed a joint agreement on new employment conditions for the construction industry which includes minimum wage for construction sector workers in Namibia

The agreement which will last for two years was signed by the two bodies on behalf of their members and will become effective after its promulgation and publication in the Government Gazette.

When the rules become effective, companies for the construction sector in Namibia will be forced to increase their workers minimum wage by 10 percent in the first year and another 10 percent in the second year. This however, is only restricted for the construction sector and it’s not across the board.

According to the Consulting General Manger for CIF, Bärbel Kirchner, employers can adjust to the changes as immediately as they wish though they become effective after promulgation.

The new rules will also see to it that employees in this sector get up to 150 hours of service allowance. They will also be paid up to 150 hours of wage as part of the renumeration in December. This is calculated pro rata for each fully worked month in that year.

This new regulations are higher than the previous year’s which saw 9 percent in 2012 to 2013 and 9.5 percent in 2013 to 2014.

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