NAMIBIAN EMPLOYERS’ FEDERATION (NEF)
WHO WE ARE
The Namibian Employers’ Federation (NEF), founded in 1992 (restructured in 1994), can proudly state that it is the oldest and largest employers’ organisation in the country and is thus recognised by government as being ‘the most representative employers’ organisation’ in International Labour Organisation (ILO) terminology. The ILO is based on tripartism; workers, employers and government.
Today NEF represents some 290 independent direct employers and with its associational members such as the Bankers Association and the Federation of Namibian Tourism Associations, to name but two, represents the interests of over 5 500 employers countrywide.
THE NEF VISION
‘To be THE representative of all employers in Namibia.’
THE NEF MISSION
‘A catalyst for socioeconomic growth and sustainable employment.’
Being recognised by government, and therefore by the the ILO, NEF has represented Namibian employers in the SADC sub-region, at Africa level, and on international platforms. NEF is a member of the SADC Private Sector Forum, Business Africa, the International Organisation of Employers (IOE) and the Global Apprenticeship Network (GAN).
WHAT DOES NEF DO?
Representation. One of the most important functions of NEF is to represent employers on many statutory bodies such as, but not limited to, the board of the Namibia Training Authority (NTA), the Social Security Commission, and the Labour Advisory Council. This work is a vital aspect of the work of an employers’ body forming part of the tripartite approach to maintaining industrial relations together with worker and government representatives. The representatives are tasked with looking at the improvement of the economy and job creation from an employers’ point of view.
NEF offers training on human resources issues , occupational safety and health, and general office administration. All courses are economically priced, further discounted for NEF members, and can be offered ‘in-house’ tailored to specific company requirements.
WHO CAN JOIN?
Any company operating in Namibia, no employer is too big nor too small!!