Strike looms at BCL Mine following salary talks

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SELEBI-PHIKWE: This comes after a meeting between the union and management that was called by BCL General Manager, Daniel Mahupela deadlocked.

Malele told Mmegi yesterday that BMWU is currently dealing with modalities of the strike that is expected to start soon. He said since it will be a legal strike, they want to play by the rules to ensure there are no casualties. The date for the strike will be decided at a meeting with members on Monday.The decision to strike also follows receipt of a certificate of failure to settle from a mediator of the Department of Labour.

Malele said: "the meeting also did not benefit us in any way. We asked if they had changed their position and management informed us that nothing had changed."  He said their members have decided to decline the offer of four percent being offered by the mine.

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