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DTC Botswana Strike Ends

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RAPAPORT... The two-week pay strike at the Diamond Trading Co. of Botswana (DTCB) ended, according to Bloomberg News, and workers resumed work as wage negotiations continued.

“The offer remains the same,” DTC spokesman Kago Mmopi said in an email to Bloomberg. “The union has decided to suspend the strike and continue with negotiations while workers resume their duties.”

Workers at the DTCB reportedly began what was termed an “indefinite strike” when negotiations broke down between De Beers and the workers union, according to Bloomberg. The DTCB offered a 6 percent wage increase, but the workers were seeking an 8 percent increase, along with improved allowances. Mmegi news quoted DTCB Workers Union chair Kabelo Kelepile as saying that the vote to strike had been approved by 94.7 percent of its employees.

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