BMWU pushes BCL Mine on fatalities’ probe

SELEBI-PHIKWE: Botswana Mine Workers Union (BMWU) is working on a proposal to discuss safety following an accident in July this year that killed three workers at BCL Mine.

The union had planned to hijack a recent wage negotiation meeting with BCL and force the safety issue onto the agenda. However, the tactic failed as mine management maintained that the meeting was purely to continue wage negotiations.

Management asked the union to make a proper proposal for another meeting. BMWU vice president, Joseph Tsimako, said the labour body was concerned about the deaths at the mine and wanted issues of safety to be an agenda item.

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