BLLAHWU snubs Masisi

BLLAHWU members
BLLAHWU members

The Botswana Land Board and Local Authorities and Health Workers Union (BLLAHWU) boycotted President Mokgweetsi Masisi’s meeting with Public Service Unions presidents on Wednesday.

The meeting was scheduled to discuss a way forward on the pending salary increment negotiations and resuscitation of the Pubic Service Bargaining Council.  BLLHAWU secretary general Ketlhalefile Motshegwa told Mmegi Masisi’s administration has not changed from Khama’s style when dealing with workers and trade unions.  He said Masisi, just like Khama, was not prepared for functionality of labour structures.

“Masisi’s administration is not prepared to improve the welfare and conditions of service of workers. He will rather for elections, make rhetoric that he is willing to work with unions, when the opposite is happening. 

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