The Metal and Allied Namibian Worker’s Union (MANWU) was founded on 24th May 1987 and brings together about 90% of the skilled and semi-skilled laborers’ working in the Metal, Building, Engineering, Motors, Plastic, Wood industry and other related sectors.

Latest News/ Events

MANWU Press Statement December 2016

On 5th December 2016, MANWU issued a press statement on the minimum wages and challenges in Namibia's construction industry.

Exchange visit 2016

MANWU hosted an exchange visit for Philipino and Finnish metal workers from 7-11 November 2016.  You can read the report of the visit by clicking

MANWU supports teachers' right to strike

MANWU has noted with concern that the Namibian government is trying to use "volunteers" as scab labour to undermine the right of teachers to strike.  This could pave the way for

National Youth Conference 2016

The 2nd MANWU National Youth Conference was held on the 16th and 17th March 2016 outside Windhoek.

MANWU Congress 2016

MANWU held its 9th national congress from 24-26 August 2016 in Windhoek.  The following National Office Bearers were elected: President: Angula Angu