National Union of Namibian Workers

Full name National Union of Namibian Workers
Founded April 24, 1971
Members 60 - 70,000
Affiliation ITUC, OATUU
Key people Risto Kapenda, president
Evilastus Kaaronda, secretary general
Office location Windhoek, Namibia
Country Namibia

The National Union of Namibian Workers (NUNW) is a national trade union center in Namibia. It was founded April 24, 1971 by the then in exile, SWAPO and remains closely linked to the party. In January 2014, NUNW affirmed its allegiance to SWAPO, citing both a shared experience during colonialism and SWAPO's political positions.[1]

In 1978, NUNW affiliated with the WFTU, but later changed affiliation to the International Trade Union Confederation.

Notable members

Further reading


  1. "NUNW reaffirms allegiance to Swapo". Namibian Sun. January 21, 2014. Retrieved 17 July 2014.

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