No salary increase for civil servants

 BOFEPUSU members during previous conference PIC: FILE
BOFEPUSU members during previous conference PIC: FILE

Government says its finances and the state of the economy leave no room for increasing civil service salaries this year, a decision a union has described as “day-dreaming”.

A savingram written on behalf of the Director of Public Service Management (DPSM) seen by Mmegi yesterday indicates that government is in no position to open negotiations for a wage increase for the 2022-2023 financial year due to the tight budget situation.

“We hope you are aware of the country’s current economic situation. This includes facts like successive budget deficits since 2019/20 to date, the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic,” reads the savingram addressed to the six public service trade unions and signed by acting DPSM director, Samuel Rathedi.

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