Strikes at Botswana Polishing PlantsJuly 01, 08
A number of strikes have taken place recently at polishing factories in
The Dalumi strike reportedly lasted only a few hours, but other work stoppages at
At some of the plants, the unions complained about a system that awards a polisher a bonus if he or she exceeds a certain production quota. It is unclear why the unions are opposed to this system, which is a typical practice in most of the rest of the world.
Another issue that has been raised of late in the country’s polishing factories is strip searching.
The commissioner of labor, Sisi Seemule, commented that the government was unaware of the reports and would investigate them, and added that it is permitted for companies to search employees, as long as it is done in a decent manner.