Choppies Employees Protest Against Poor Working Conditions And Low Wages
Employees of Choppies, one of the biggest supermarket in Botswana this morning protested against their poor working conditions and low wages. Since last week a ‘pay slip’ of a Choppies employee with a salary of over P800 started circulating on social media and people lamenting on how low the salary is.
It did not come as a shock when the Westgate Choppies Hyper employees started the week on a rather sad note. They complain of low salaries and long working hours without payment for overtime. One of the employees says he earns P600 per month.
Management have since said that the employees did not follow the right channels and that their protest is illegal. Social media has shown great support to the protesters and agree that the salaries are way too low and urging others to boycott buying from Choppies retailers.
Meanwhile employees from other Choppies branches have been roped in to continue business.
We are still waiting to hear from the management if the working conditions will change and if they will increase the salaries after years of complaints from their staff.