BMWU complains about treatment of Moolmans workers

On the march: Miners marched through Francistown last week. PIC: KEOAGILE BONANG
On the march: Miners marched through Francistown last week. PIC: KEOAGILE BONANG

FRANCISTOWN: Botswana Mine Workers Union (BMWU) has complained about inhumane treatment of miners at Aveng Moolmans Mine.

The union made the complaint in a petition submitted to the District Commissioner’s office last week to be forwarded to the management of Aveng Moolmans and the ministries of Minerals, Energy and Water Resources; and Labour and Home Affairs.

BMWU secretary general, Bob Malele said the things that are happening to workers at the mine pits are not good. He said there are no changing rooms for employees and no drinking water while there is only one toilet for over 200 workers. Workers who go on sick leave are mistreated.  “Employees are supposed to rest and change and know where to stand or sit while waiting to change a shift. They cannot change their overalls because there is nowhere to change,” he said.

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