UBASSU, UBSU to down tools again

University of Botswana PIC: PHATSIMO KAPENG
University of Botswana PIC: PHATSIMO KAPENG

The University of Botswana Academic and Support Staff Union (UBASSU) and the University of Botswana Staff Union (UBSU) have threatened to go on strike again over the University of Botswana (UB) council's "futile engagements on salary increments".

The unions intend not to take part in the coming examinations should the situation between the parties persist. “Members of the community and all the University of Botswana stakeholders are duly informed that UB staff will soon be resuming the intermittent strikes and have vowed not to administer examinations for the current semester,” reads the press statement.

The two unions have been engaging with the university seeking pay increments, but their efforts have always fallen short. Last year the two unions did not partake in the examinations. However, the exams went ahead.

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