Stimulate public servants Morale- BOPEU on ESP

Andrew Motsamai
Andrew Motsamai

Botswana Public Sector Union (BOPEU) has called on the government to improve public workers’ salaries and conditions of employment as a prelude to Economic Stimulus Package (ESP) implementation.

In his reaction to the State of the Nation Address by President Ian Khama, BOPEU president Andrew Motsamai said the public workers who would be expected to implement the ESP need to be stimulated as their morale is low due to the worsening financial rewards by the employer.

“A pay increase to civil servants is justifiable and necessary, given that civil servants have not had productive salary increases in several years, and when there were increases, increases have been below the inflation rate and were just a mere token,” said Motsamai the leader of the largest single public sector union in Botswana.

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