The workers demand that their colleague who have been with the company for less than a year to be paid M1 879 from M1 678. They also demand M2 000 from M1 893 for their colleagues who have been working for the company for more than a year. According to the secretary general of the Lesotho Workers Association (LEWA), Hlalefang Seoaholimo the picketing Crabtree workers are also members of the association.
Mr Seoholimo said the workers demand M2 126 from M1 893 for their co-workers who have worked for the company for more than five years. “Workers who have been with the company for more than 10 years demand M4 500 from M1 893. The workers also demand a family responsibility leave of five days per annum to attend to their family issues but the employer only offers three,” he said. He said negotiations between both parties fell through because the employer did not offer anything even less than what the workers wanted arguing that business had not been good.