Nurses wants inclusion in public service bargaining council


The president of Botswana Nurses Union (BONU) Obonolo Rahube has urged the government to include the nurses in the now revitalised new public service bargaining council.

Speaking at Botswana Nurses’ Day and NAB/BONU 50th anniversary celebration in Gaborone today, Rahube said they strongly felt it was time to be included in the bargaining council where they believe their voice needed to be heard and their concerns addressed. He said nurses are an invaluable asset to the Ministry of Health and Wellness (MoH&W) arguing that the strategic competitive edge depends on them.

“The government of Botswana should see nurses as a partner in the journey towards the new Botswana and we shall under no circumstances condone nurses being left out. We also want to be seen playing a part in the new Botswana as His Excellency a baakanya lefatshe. We are proud of our nurses, mostly young people dispersed across the country doing their job diligently and with honour, at times under unbearable conditions,” he said.

Editor's Comment
A step in the right direction

That is indeed a welcome development, especially looking at the fact that the manual way of doing things is slowly disappearing and competency in the use of computers and other digital gadgets has become a must.The simple way of looking at it is just an example that almost all companies have gone completely digital and school leavers will be better placed after leaving school, because they will already be familiar with the use of computers.The...

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