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Just over 5,000 of those cases were resolved, 1,656 were referred to the Industrial Court, and 2,820 were withdrawn.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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The nation is eagerly awaiting this report to have a glimpse of what the recommendations are like, possibly for further debate. Mr. President, it’s our ardent hope that true to your promises, the public will have an opportunity to peruse the report and see if it reflects their interests as the Commission went around the length and breadth of the country collecting views of the people with some choosing to write to the Commission’s...

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