Nurses' 30% allowance on the line


The Botswana Nurses Union (BONU) has come out with guns blazing against some Ministry of Health (MoH) officials who they say cause anxiety for nurses by misleading them.

According to a letter seen by The Monitor from BONU acting secretary-general Kenosi Mogorosi to members, the union continues to receive multiple questions, concerns, and worries from its members and structures regarding the stoppage of the 30% nurse’s commuted overtime allowance as an implication on the ‘Call to Duty’ case judgement.

Justice Galesite Baruti of the Francistown Industrial Court has ruled in favour of nurses over the Call to Duty Policy. Following the failure to reach common ground after engaging the employer, the Department of Labour, and eventually getting a certificate of failure to settle from the Commissioner of Labour, the matter was heard by the Industrial Court to determine the outcome.

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