Doctors get 15% emergency call allowance

Before the parties involved reached an agreement, nurses extended a solidarity hand to doctors
Before the parties involved reached an agreement, nurses extended a solidarity hand to doctors

Following a deadlock which resulted in doctors downing tools during emergency-call duty hours Botswana Doctors Union (BDU) and their employer Directorate Public Service Management (DPSM) have found an amicable solution.

A joint statement from BDU, Botswana Government Workers Union (BOGOWU) and Trainers and Allied Workers Union (TAWU) has revealed that the government have successfully concluded an agreement on doctors emergency call allowance with the unions.

According to the statement, the negotiations were held in an atmosphere of transparency, mutual respect and good faith with all the parties keenly interested in arriving at an agreement. Now there will be 15% Doctors Emergency call allowance effective September 2022. Doctors’ Emergency call allowance arrears will also be paid in May 2023.

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