DTCB workers have last laugh

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Some Diamond Trading Company Botswana (DTCB) employees are smiling all the way to the bank after the High Court last week ruled that the company should pay them a 17 percent salary increment and backdate it to April 2008.

The order came after the Botswana Diamond Workers’ Union (BDWU) representing 26 workers took the company to court seeking an order that the 17 percent salary increment referred to in the parties agreement of October 24, 2008 was applicable to all persons represented in the lawsuit. 

Represented by local lawyer, Tshiamo Rantao, the BDWU also wanted the diamond polishing firm to implement the wage increase in respect of the persons referred to in the lawsuit.  The union also wanted DTCB to pay costs of the application.

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