NIP, NAPWU ink salary increase agreement

The Namibia Institute of Pathology Limited (NIP) and the Namibia Public Workers Union (NAPWU) have concluded and signed a collective wage agreement for the 2024/2025 financial year, which will see employees get salary increases between 6 and 10% effective April 1, 2024.

The agreement marks a significant milestone for NIP and signifies its ongoing commitment to fostering a positive and collaborative relationship with all employees, recognising their valuable contributions to its mandate of providing high-quality medical laboratory services to Namibia at large.

Speaking at the signing ceremony, Mateus Ndeshikeya, the Deputy General Secretary of NAPWU, praised the parties for negotiating in good faith and not having to involve a third party.

We should continue finding amicable solutions without having to go to a third party. We should continue taking care of our staff members, and under these circumstances, the agreement is good, and it is going to mitigate some pressure from the employees,” he said.

Also speaking at the event, NIP CEO Kapena Tjombonde expressed that by ensuring fair and competitive compensation, NIP aims to uphold a supportive and rewarding work environment that empowers team members to deliver exceptional care and service to all patients.

We extend our sincere gratitude to the leadership of NAPWU for their partnership and constructive engagement throughout the negotiation process. Their dedication to representing the interests of our employees has been instrumental in reaching this mutually beneficial agreement that aligns with our shared values of fairness, respect, and excellence.

“As we move forward into the new financial year, NIP remains dedicated to upholding the highest standards of quality, integrity, and innovation in our operations. We are confident that this collective wage agreement will further strengthen our team and enable us to continue delivering outstanding healthcare services to the communities we serve,” Tjombonde concluded.

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