WORKERS THREATEN NATIONAL BLACKOUT TO DEMAND BONUSES

Swaziland Anti-riot Police at work

SWAZILAND: BONUSES/TIMES OF SWAZILAND/7/11/17 SABANews 1

 
MBABANE – Workers at the SWAZILAND Electricity Company have threatened to plunge the country in darkness unless the employer tells them when their bonuses will be paid this year.
 
The TIMES OF SWAZILAND newspaper says they have staged a demonstration at their ELUVATSINI House Head Offices in the capital, MBABANE.
 
It quotes the employees as saying they have worked hard and deserve to earn the bonuses, especially because they did not receive their cost-of-living adjustments.
 
The workers have defied a court order stopping the industrial action after management won an application against the strike, which the employees voted for during a weekend meeting.
 
They assembled before the ELUVATSINI House and demonstrated, demanding to see Managing Director MESHACK KUNENE, amid strong police presence.
 
The TIMES says the employees have told Mr KUNENE they want their bonuses for the financial years 2015 to 2016 and 2016 to 2017, for which the Executive and Management have been meeting with no solution.
 
SWAZILAND Electricity Company workers say they do now trust their managers and want the Managing Director to use his power to pay out their bonuses, or they will switch of the whole Kingdom./Sabanews/cam

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