Unions must appreciate government - Motshwarakgole

Members attended the meeting at Mabogo Junior in large numbers
Members attended the meeting at Mabogo Junior in large numbers

PALAPYE: Trade unions have been urged to learn to appreciate when government does things right and admonish it for what it is doing wrong. 

Manual Workers Union chief executive officer (CEO), Johnson Motshwarakgole said during his address to the Palapye Region union members on Tuesday at Mabogo Junior Secondary School (JSS) that government’s visible efforts in improving public servants’ welfare must be appreciated.

The trade unions kingpin was giving members the outcome of the PEMANDU negotiations.  He referred to the 10% that was added by President Mokgweetsi Masisi to public employees’ salaries saying though the increment itself did not make much of a difference to manual worker’s pay, it was better than the three percent increase, which they usually received during former president Ian Khama’s tenure. 

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