BTC, union agree to end retrenchment squabble

BTC headquaters has been the scene of labour dispute as BTC and BOTEU differed on the impending retrenchment exercise PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO
BTC headquaters has been the scene of labour dispute as BTC and BOTEU differed on the impending retrenchment exercise PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO

The legal dispute between the Botswana Telecommunications Corporations (BTC) and Botswana Telecommunications Employees Union (BOTEU) over impending layoffs at the corporation has been resolved.

This comes after the labour union representing the employees and the corporation consented to end their squabbling and go back to the negotiation table over the terms of the planned retrenchment.

The two parties have been at loggerheads and were headed for a legal showdown after the BTC management resolved to embark on a retrenchment and structuring exercise without the involvement of the union with regards to the new structure and retrenchment packages for the retrenched employees.

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