Unions mull over strike action


Trade union members are threatening to embark on a strike if the employer does not meet their demands for salary adjustments.

The general membership of Botswana Sectors of Educators Trade Union (BOSETU), Botswana Nurses Union (BONU), Botswana Teachers Union (BTU), Botswana Land boards, Local Authorities and Health Workers Union (BLLAHWU) and Botswana Public Employees Union (BOPEU) demand the same wage increase model applied in effecting salary increases for the disciplined forces to be extended to public officers.

On the contrary government is of the view that the salary adjustments for disciplined forces are irrelevant to the ongoing negotiations between employer and trade unions as forces are not governed by the Public Service Act (PSA) that regulates civil service.  This forced trade unions to evoke clause 12 of the rules of engagement that allows any of the parties to the negotiations to consult its mandate givers on the way forward.

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