Unions reject govt's position on salaries

Unions have rejected a position paper brought by government regarding Performance Management and Delivery Unit (PEMANDU) Consultancy report.  Mmegi has learnt that government proposed less than 10% increase in salaries for the public service, a proposal the union did not agree to.

The position of the union is that the market pay rate of government must be commensurate with what is offered elsewhere in Southern Africa.  

One of the findings of PEMANDU Consultancy was that Botswana government pays way below the market rate and as such, it recommended a hike of salaries in the public service to equate them with what the market pays by between 10 and 15%. The arrangement is similar to what government did for the armed forces.

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