Three unions sign salary increment MoA

Pay Structure Table
Pay Structure Table

Three co-operating public service trade unions on Friday signed an agreement on salaries and other conditions of service with the government. The three unions are the Botswana Government Workers Union (BOGOWU), Trainers and Allied Workers Union (TAWU), and Botswana Doctors Union (BDU).

When briefing the media, chief negotiator for government Jimmy Opelo said the negotiations were held in an atmosphere of transparency, mutual respect, and good faith with all the parties keenly interested in arriving at an agreement.

“We never experienced a declared deadlock during negotiations. We had rules that were guiding us for example whether the percentage we are talking about is sustainable, scenarios of what might happen in three years will look like, how the economy looks like, and all these factors do help us to direct our negotiations. We also test what is happening not only in the country but the region as well,” he said.

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