BEC shows BOSETU the middle finger, as bargaining for exam makers collapse


The Botswana Examinations Council (BEC) have shown the Educators Trade Union, BOSETU, the middle finger, in its effort to try and bargain for the wages of teachers marking this year’s examinations.

A frustrated BOSETU Secretary General Tobokani Rari says negotiations collapsed as BEC claimed they are not obliged to bargain with the trade Unions on the matter since the teachers are not employees of BEC, but casual labourers.

Rari says the current predicament results from the Ministry of Basic Education (MoBE)’s decision during this year, to hand over the Coursework and Moderation remunerations to Botswana Examinations Council (BEC).

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