Unions press on with demands

  • 11 January, 2019

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Public Relations Officer for Coalition of Lesotho Trade Unions, Lebonejoang Molefi said the focus of the trade unions in 2019 is to ensure that textile workers receive their back payments of their promised salaries on the 2018 general increment.
Molefi told Lena on Wednesday that factory workers have just returned to work after Christmas and plans were on the pipeline by unions’ representatives to meet and finalise the work plan.
“Our meeting will map the way forward pertaining to how best this matter, which we regard a priority this year, can be tackled,” he stressed.
He said while the unions and cabinet ministers subcommittee on industrialisation have reached a remarkable agreement of salary increment for textile workers last year, there is still a need to look back for payments that should have been effected from April 2018, but were only effected in September.
“We also urged factory workers to be more effective this year, work more harder while unions on the other hand will be trying to harmonise relations,” he said.

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