Axed truckers demand P3.5m

Grindrod Fuelogic truck
Grindrod Fuelogic truck

Botswana Transport and Allied Workers Union (BOTRAWU) through its lawyer Kgosietsile Ngakaagae is expected to file a case demanding a total of P3,591,494.40 in back pay for 28 of the 35 fired Grindrod Petrologistics employees who worked on rest days.

The figure is expected to rise as calculations are yet to be made for the other seven employees. This comes after the company failed to respond to the Union’s demand letter that the employees were “overworked”  nor were payments made.

According to a letter dated November 20, 2015 from the Union chairman Kgomotso Panye to the general manager of the company, all the employees have been given contracts stating that they work 26 days against the Employment Act, which states that employees should work 22 days in a month. This means the employees worked four extra days each month.

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