UDC 2019 Labour Day Message


The Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) proudly commemorates the 2019 Labour Day with workers under the local theme, A Demand for a Better Botswana. The day is commemorated amid endless retrenchments and poor working and living conditions. And amid these retrenchments, there have been unprecedented cases of gross corruption and mismanagement in government and public enterprises.

Companies have thrown thousands of employees into the streets, including the infamous BCL and Tati Nickel mines, courtesy of the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) led government. UDC wants to see both the public and private sector employees living in a better Botswana, through decent salaries and improved conditions of service. 

The theme fits the current workplace scenario as a better Botswana can be attained through equitable distribution of national resources. The working and living conditions of workers in Botswana have been overwhelmingly getting worse by the day despite the rich national wealth created by the workers themselves. While the rich are getting richer, the poor, comprising of the workers, continue to submerge deeper into the dirty trenches of abject poverty, dehumanisation and helplessness. 

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