Labour relations in the agricultural sector of Namibia by Vemunavi Katjiuanjo

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Published by Farmworkers Project, Legal Assistance Centre in Windhoek, Namibia .

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  • Namibia.,
  • Namibia


  • Industrial relations -- Namibia.,
  • Agricultural laborers -- Namibia -- Economic conditions.,
  • Collective bargaining -- Agriculture -- Namibia.

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StatementVemunavi Katjiuanjo.
SeriesFarmworkers Project research report series ;, no. 5
LC ClassificationsHD6976.A292 N315 1997
The Physical Object
Pagination20 p. :
Number of Pages20
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6814448M
ISBN 109991674055
LC Control Number00284094

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The Agricultural Employers’ Association (AEA) is an affiliate of the Namibia Agricultural Union (NAU) and deals purely with labour related issues of the agricultural sector. The AEA is officially registered as an employers’ organization with the Ministry of Labour and submits audited annual financial statements.

As a student of labour and industrial relations in Namibia, it is important that you appreciate the labour market challenges of the country, consider some of the questions they raise and how they impact on labour relations, the legal and institutional environment within which they operate.

of labour relations” in Namibia. There are different types of labourers in Namibia who work in different sectors of the economy, e.g., manufacturing, mining, households, and agriculture.

Labourers in Namibia are organised in trade unions and, from time to time, some workers have been effective in achieving their objectives.

The geographical characteristics of Namibia do not favour agriculture. The two deserts, the low rainfall in certain regions, the scarcity of permanent streams are hardly suitable for farming. But the sector remains vital for the survival of the population, of which 42 % were under-fed in Unleashing the Potential of the Agricultural Sector in Namibia.

Draft Sept 4 From the paper it became evident that Namibia is characterized by a dualistic agricultural sector, where a strong commercial sector exists along with a sector of households in freehold and non-freehold areas.

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to provide simple procedures for the resolution of labour disputes through statutory conciliation, mediation and arbitration (for which purpose the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration is established), and through independent alternative dispute resolution services accredited for.

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