The Minister of Labour and Home Affairs, Charles Tibone, says he is still poring over the BCL Mine’s industrial problem and will determine the next course of action in due course.
Tibone told Parliament this week that government had been concerned about labour relations at BCL Mine. “In the last year or two, these relations have been characterized by dismissals, work stoppages and general souring of relations between management and the union.”
The minister revealed that his ministry and the Ministry of Minerals, Energy and Water Resources held discussions with various affected parties during the month of December 2006. “I am currently reviewing the information which was gathered, with a view to determining the next course of action. The option for further consultations therefore remains open.”
The minister was answering questions from Gaborone South MP, Akanyang Magama.