BCL/BMWU wage negotiations drag on

BCL mine workers busy at work
BCL mine workers busy at work

SELEBI-PHIKWE: As the end of the year approaches, BCL mine employees are yet to know the outcome of this year’s wage negotiations as Botswana Mine Workers Union and BCL management talks rage on.

Progress in the wage negotiations is still held up by the union’s demand for last year’s agreement on the new salary structure and terms of reference while the mine is hamstrung by its current financial status and performance to implement some of the agreements.

The parties signed an agreement in which a pay structure review would have been undertaken in accordance with the terms of reference and the project plan developed by a joint task team end of December 2014. However the parties have failed to agree on terms of reference that are a critical step in the process.

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