BMWU, BCL in wage negotiations standoff

Workers underground on duty at BCL mine. Pic Chakalisa Dube
Workers underground on duty at BCL mine. Pic Chakalisa Dube

SELEBI-PHIKWE: An unresolved dispute over the review of wages last year is clouding ongoing wage negotiations for the current year between BCL Mine and the Botswana Mine Workers Union (BMWU), Mmegi has established.

Last September, the two parties agreed to form a representative joint task team that would develop terms of reference and a project plan for the review of the mine’s pay structure.  The review was due out last December.

BCL Mine also committed itself to gradually adjusting the annual bonus from the current five percent to 8.33 percent of employees’ annual basic salary over a period of three years from the date of agreement.

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