BOTEC retrenches staff amid court order

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The Secretary General of the National Amalgamated Local, Central Government and Parastatal Workers Union (NALCGPWU), Johnson Motshwarakgole said it is ridiculous for Botswana Technology Centre management (BOTEC) to offer employees a 34 working days exit package while RIPCO-B offers 50 days on retrenchment.

He said this, along with BOTEC's attempt to impede the union from intervening and negotiating in good faith on behalf of the workers, is unfair. Motshwarakgole said it is appalling for employees to be sacked in December when the interviewing process begins this month.

"Things are done in a rush - no preparations or good negotiations were given time. We still refuse for employees to get packages before they understand their offers and alternative information about the new entity," the union secretary said. 

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