Unions Wanted Exemption From Salary Increment – Khama


MOCHUDI: President Ian Khama Friday blamed unions for the current salary disparities in the public service.

He said they (labour movements) went to court asking for an exemption from the latest four percent salary adjustment. Khama, who spoke at length on issues of labour at the occasion of the National Teachers Day celebration here, said it was not true that Government has divided the civil service as unionists have been saying.

He was reacting to Botswana Teachers’ Union (BTU) president, Johannes Tshukudu who had earlier blasted Government for polarising public sector employees. Tshukudu, is also Botswana Federation of Parastatal, Public Private Sector Unions (BOFEPUSU) president. In his impassionate address he said, “both the employer and Government are deliberately dividing the public servants.”

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