DBS employees sue govt over unpaid overtime

Staff at the Mass Media complex are said to be up in arms against failure by their employer to pay them overtime dues estimated at millions of Pula, Mmegi is reliably informed.

This is reported to have demoralised staff to the point that the quality of production has now been affected as some staff members are no longer motivated. For instance, two senior broadcasters Last Rakgasa and Christopher Modibedi, who have been with Radio Botswana for over two decades, have indicated that they would sue their employer, as they are owed thousands of Pula in overtime payments.

According to a source, the two officers have now taken up the matter with their lawyers as they have spent years hoping the issue would be resolved. A letter passed to this paper, dated March 3, 2010, addressed to the Director of Broadcasting Services, shows that Rakgasa is owed approximately P27, 000 accumulated after his promotion in July 2008. Modibedi is owed approximately P38, 000 due to unpaid overtime after his promotion in July 2006. 

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