Matambo rubbishes PSBC


The Minister of Finance and Development Planning, Kenneth Matambo on Tuesday lambasted the Public Service Bargaining Council (PSBC) saying it was responsible for delaying salary increases for civil servants.

Calling the council’s existence “a problem”, he said its activities delayed the entire pay increase process and consequently no progress had been made to date.

“It is a problem. Frankly, if there was no this bargaining council thing (sic) we would have increased salaries by now,” Matambo said, responding to the legislators’ comments on the budget.  In response, the Botswana Federation of Public, Private and Parastatal Sectors Unions (BOFEPUSU) president, Johannes Tshukudu dismissed Matambo as “self-serving”, saying the Minister was “unelected”.

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