BPC employees demand 6% salary hike

BPC workers on demostrating PIC: KABO MPAETONA
BPC workers on demostrating PIC: KABO MPAETONA

Botswana Power Corporation (BPC) employees who have been picketing since early this month have vowed not to settle for anything less than six percent salary increment.

Their bosses are expected to make a new offer today (Friday) after a board meeting. The employer has offered only three percent that the employees rejected. According to BPC Workers Union general secretary, Bohithetswe Lentswe, BPC management is reluctant to engage in salary negotiations that should have long been completed.

“The employer has offered only three percent while we are demanding six percent which has been given civil servants. However the negotiations are stagnant because the management is not complying with the engagement rule. Whenever we meet and don’t complete our meeting, we have to meet again within 14 days,” he said. Lentswe said in not less than three occasions, the management would write a letter of apology postponing their meeting stating other engagements.

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