Security man locks-out civil servants

A security guard locked out government officials at the Department of Out of School Education and Training (DOSET) on Monday as a protest over unpaid overtime allowances.

 There are allegations that the three security guards based at DOSET offices in Gaborone have not been receiving their overtime dues for the past two years. It is alleged that the guard declared that he had enough with the attitude of officers responsible for processing overtime claims and he decided to lock out the offices. The police had to be called to get the guard to open the offices.

The security officer told Mmegi that he was taken to the police station and threatened that his finger-prints would be taken and this would result in his sacking. He said the department has been erratic in their payments saying officials would only process their overtime allowance when he threatens to lock them up.

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