Monday, 11 April 2011

Public Service strike looms...

Negotiations to come to an understanding concerning public service payments adjustments seem to have arrived at a deadlock. Unions demand a 16% rise - government has offered 2%, 'an insult' according to the unions. A full public service strike is scheduled to take off on 18 April.

 Meanwhile, with 40% of total workforce in the public sector (and 54% of total wages paid), Botswana's public service sector is too large, weighing down the economy and, in some areas, directly competing with the private sector and inhibiting it in its development.

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