Namibia: The Namibia Domestic and Allied Workers Union (NDAWU)
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The Aims and Objectives of the Union shall be:
I. To organize and unite into one Union all domestic workers engaged in the activities as stated in the clause (4) above.
II. To further group workers together in accordance with the nature of the work they are engaged in and assist workers in the forming workers committees of their choice under the leadership of the Union.
III. To educate and conscientise members on the vital and significant contribution they make towards the Namibian economy as well as the role they can play in bringing about economic and social justice;
IV. To negotiate on behalf of the members and settle any dispute between members and their employers on the basis of individual or collective bargaining with the aim of improving the wages, salaries, working and living conditions, job security and other benefits;
V. To protect and promote the interests of members and to regulate relations between workers and employers;
VI. To promote progressive education and provide facilities related to workers environment as well as to the whole society;
VII. To promote and popularize the principles of democracy and people’s power;
VIII. To comment on , advance or oppose any law, action or policy, any authority or any institution negatively affecting the interests of workers as well as of the working class;
IX. To provide the Union with legal expertise to represent its members and to defend the rights of workers in the court of law;
X. To oppose and fight against all inhuman and humiliating practices or any form of discrimination, apartheid direct at members, including sexual harassment and fight for the restoration of human dignity of members.
XI. To initiate and manage self-help projects, income- generating projects and services which may benefits the Union and its members;
XII. To purchase, lease, hire or acquire movable or immovable property which the union may deem necessary for its own benefit and the benefit of its members;
XIII. To work towards tripartite collaboration with the understanding that such collaboration will lead to the improvement of the socio-economic situation of workers and to better labour laws;
XIV. To negotiate and campaign for the ratification and implementation of international Labour Organization conventions and recommendations pertaining to workers and their environment. This shall include fighting for and upholding the internationally accepted practice of an eight hour working day;
XV. To promote international friendship, cooperation and solidarity with other workers organizations;
XVI. To do such lawful things as may appear to be in the interests of members generally and which are not inconsistent with the objects or any matters specifically provided for in this Constitution.
Vision: To see domestic and allied workers;
P - Protected
R - Recognized
E - Empowered
I – Intergraded
- Protect and promote interest of members
- Restore human dignity in domestic and allied workers
- Educate and represent domestic workers
- Organize domestic and allied workers
- Oppose inhumane treatments of domestic and allied workers