Delta Diaries dragged to court over salary arrears

Delta Dairies representatives Herman De Lange and Tirelo Danga at the industrial Court last year
Delta Dairies representatives Herman De Lange and Tirelo Danga at the industrial Court last year

The Industrial Court in Gaborone is set to hear a case in which more than 40 former employees of Delta Dairies are demanding payment of P2.5 million in outstanding salaries.

Pelonomi Asele and the other ex-workers filed an urgent application with the Industrial Court last week alleging failure by Delta Dairies to provide them with work from July last year to date. They also alleged failure by the company to pay their salaries.

According to court papers, the matter was first referred to the District Labour Office in January 15 this year for mediation on February 4. However, it was adjourned to February 20 as per the request of the company.

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