Unions, DPSM salary negotiations quarrel resumes

Public Sector workers
Public Sector workers

The public sector unions are worried about the conduct and sluggish actions of the Directorate of Public Service Management (DPSM) that run contrary to President Mokgweetsi Masisi’s commitment and pronouncement toward salary negotiations.

Cooperating unions coordinator, Tobokani Rari, says  in fact, the DPSM’s actions are not on. In a letter addressed to participating unions, Rari noted that following the delay in the resuscitation of the Public Service Bargaining Council (PSBC), owing to government’s resolve to derecognised public sector trade unions, and the consequent lawsuit by the public sectors unions, they agreed with DPSM to prioritise salary talks.

“The parties agreed that the negotiations process should commence outside the PSBC and should rather be carried out in accordance with each trade unions’ individual collective agreement.

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