What employees choose to do with their pension upon dismissal, retrenchment or resignation is their prerogative says National Unity Democratic Organisation Secretary General, Joseph Kauandenge. “It is heartless to say when you resign at 35, you must wait another 20 years of misery and poverty before you can access your hard earned money,” Kauandenge said. “It is insulting to have [a] few industry bosses who are in any case already well off, sitting in their air-conditioned offices, discussing how best to allocate or preserve pension money for the vast majority [of] black Namibian workers, without workers themselves participating in an issue that has far-reaching consequences on their future.”