Govt to blame for rise in trade disputes

In requesting funds for his ministry’s budget for 2015/2016 financial year, the Minister of Labour and Home Affairs Edwin Batshu stated that a total of 10,122 trade disputes were registered between January and December 2014.

Just over 5,000 of those cases were resolved, 1,656 were referred to the Industrial Court, and 2,820 were withdrawn. 

He said he was concerned at the high number of trade disputes, as they reflected “unpleasant working relations within the various sectors of the economy”.

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