Gulf emerges as crunch wage talks begin

Harsh memories: The 2011 strike cost hundreds of jobs
Harsh memories: The 2011 strike cost hundreds of jobs

Public service wage negotiations for the 2015-2016 financial year started in earnest yesterday in Gaborone, with early indications of a gulf between the unions and government.

Unionists are reportedly pushing for a 15 percent hike, while government is offering four.

Yesterday evening, representatives from the public sector unions and the Department of Public Service Management, were scheduled to meet to set dates for the next round of talks.

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