The country-wide Shoprite, Checkers, and Usave strike that had been ongoing for the past four weeks came to an end on Saturday afternoon, after Shoprite Holdings agreed to a salary increment of up to N$ 600 for its employees. The Namibia press agency quotes a representative of the workers as saying that all permanent employees will be paid an entry-level salary of N$ 2 500 instead of the current N$ 1 900, while employees on contracts will be paid N$ 12.80 per hour instead of the N$ 9 rate. Employees who earn beyond N$ 2 500 will get an increment of N$250. Now that the salary increment has been approved the union will continue to push for [the provision of transportation for workers] then […] will move on to [a] housing allowance,” the spokesperson said.