Union against Debswana's 3% wage increase

SELEBI-PHIKWE: Botswana Mine Workers Union (BMWU) has called upon Debswana Diamond Company to set aside the three percent wage increase that is due in the 2018-2019 financial year for parties to open fresh negotiations for a decent increment.

BMWU this week held demonstrations in Letlhakane and Jwaneng where it argued that the three percent increment was confined to inflation only while other critical factors, which constitute the actual cost of living were not taken into consideration as emphasis was laid on the then ailing diamond market.

The union further argued that from the third quarter of 2017, the diamond market prices and the demand improved, hence why a significant increase in production was realised in Orapa and Jwaneng mines and the reopening of Damtshaa in the forth quarter of the same year.

Editor's Comment
Bravo, Matlala JSS for recognising employees!

Last Friday, Matlala Junior Secondary School (JSS) in Tlokweng did just that – they organised an event to honour their teachers and support staff. This gesture is truly commendable, as teachers occupy a pivotal role in the lives of our children.To be completely candid, teachers are the ones who shape our children from a very tender age, investing a significant amount of time in their growth and development. It's not uncommon to hear parents...

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