Ministry inspects Choppies over labour disputes


The Minister of Employment, Labour Productivity and Skills Development, Tshenolo Mabeo has told Parliament that his ministry is inspecting Choppies Group of Companies over disputes between management and the employees.

He said they carried out labour inspections in 35 Choppies stores countrywide from May 8 to 17, 2018 in Gaborone and in Francistown from November 27 till December 9, 2018. He said labour inspection revealed non-compliance in some areas relating to overtime allowance, sick leave, severance benefits and employee representative committees. 

“The management of the company was advised on labour laws and on areas where it was not in compliance with the law.  It was required to bring the company practices in line with the law.  In a meeting held by officials of my ministry and management of Choppies Enterprise on February 4, 2019, the management assured my ministry that the defects that were identified during labour inspections had been rectified,” he said. 

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