TAWU protests automatic public service salary increment

TAWU leadership
TAWU leadership

The Trainers and Allied Workers Union (TAWU) has condemned the automatic salary increment for ‘senior management’ as either manipulative or self-conferred to keep them attached to the state and to discourage them from unionising.

Last week Ian Khama announced that government will award a four percent salary increment to public servants effective April 1, 2014. On Monday, the Director of Public Service Management Carter Morupisi released a statement to the effect that government has decided to offer a four percent salary adjustment to certain public officers including the Botswana Defence Force (BDF), the Botswana Police Service, the Prisons Service, the Directorate of Intelligence and Security (DIS), the Directorate on Corruption and Economic Crime (DCEC) and the executive management cadre.

This did not go down well with TAWU which charged that the exclusive award of increment to security forces and senior management is borne from the erroneous view that these cadres are equally excluded from bargaining outcomes.

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