I'm no sellout - Motshwarakgole

Johnson Motshwarakgole
Johnson Motshwarakgole

SELEBI-PHIKWE: Manual Workers Union chief executive officer (CEO), Johnson Motshwarakgole has encouraged trade union members to focus on the struggle instead of listening to hearsay and detractors ‘sabotaging’ the gains of the recently-concluded PEMANDU negotiations.

Addressing the Selebi-Phikwe Region union members on Thursday at Anne Adams Park, Motshwarakgole urged members to ignore toxic gossip lampooning him and other union leaders as sellouts for not supporting the ‘Ntlole’ proposal for the rest of the public servants, adding that although it would have benefited the already highly paid workers at other cooperating unions, supporting such would have spelt doom for the lowly paid workforce. 

Motshwarakgole said he was recently booed at a teachers union conference and called all sorts of names as they accused him (Motshwarakgole) of selling the manual workers to the ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) during the negotiations. 

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