BMWU, Lucara meeting yield fruits


FRANCISTOWN: The recent meeting held by Botswana Mine Workers Union (BMWU) and Lucara Botswana to iron out issues related to security department retrenchment packages is starting to bear fruit, Mmegi has learnt.

BMWU and Lucara held the meeting around the security department meeting retrenchment packages. The union had challenged the mining company’s s downsizing decision, citing that they were not given the opportunity to access the retrenchment packages.

The Industrial Court interdicted and ruled in favour of BMWU by prohibiting the mining company from proceeding with its restructuring process pending consultations. BMWU president Joseph Tsimako told this publication that both parties met and were able to reach an agreement to discuss the packages as per the court order.

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