NIP employees receive salary increase

Stefanus Nashama

Employees at the Namibian Institute of Pathology (NIP) received a salary increase of between six and 10 percent for the 2024/25 financial year.

The Namibia Public Workers Union (NAPWU), which represented the employees, and NIP signed a collective wage agreement.

According to a statement issued by NIP on Thursday, the agreement took effect on 1 April.

Speaking at the signing ceremony, Mateus Ndeshikeya, the deputy general secretary of NAPWU, commended the parties for negotiating in good faith and avoiding the involvement of 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.

Kapena Tjombonde, NIP’s chief executive officer, highlighted the institution’s commitment to maintaining a supportive and rewarding work environment through fair and competitive compensation. She emphasised that empowering team members is crucial for delivering exceptional care and service to 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,” she said.

Tjombonde emphasised that NIP will continue to uphold 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,” she added.

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