BMWU settles, albeit grudgingly with BCL

Tati Nickel mine
Tati Nickel mine

SELEBI-PHIKWE: Despite finally reaching an agreement with BCL mine on wages and accommodation, Botswana Mine Workers Union (BMWU) believes next year might see them at each other’s throats again.

BMWU spokesperson, Joseph Tsimako, said that they would be grappling with BCL next year on the issue of housing allowance, which they believe is still very low.

The next wage negotiations are scheduled to start the following April. “It (the housing allowance) is very low, yet it is supposed to be a mitigation measure, while the project to modify hostel accommodation is on the table. “This will be our bone of contention next year when negotiations start,” he added.

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