TAWU, BOGOWU call for transparency in draft pay policy

The Trade and Allied Workers Union (TAWU) and the Botswana Government Workers Union (BOGOWU) have called for transparency regarding remuneration of the disciplined forces in relation to the draft pay policy.

In their joint input document to the Draft Botswana Public Service Remuneration Policy of 2019, the trade unions have raised concern relating to the exclusion of the disciplined forces namely the Botswana Defence Force (BDF), Botswana Police Service (BPS), the Prison Services and the Directorate of Intelligence and Security from the proposed remuneration policy.

According to the document signed by Setso Elias Ntsuke, who is the designated Trade Union Party Technical Advisor, the two unions view this as a deviation from the norm of unitary pay structure and a reversal to the pre-1988 era of multiple pay authorities and pay points.

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