SA assures Batswana travellers inspite of strike
South African provincial Home Affairs authorities say while Batswana may experience instances of slow service at the 15 border posts into the eastern neighbour, contingency plans are in place to deal with the effects of the ongoing civil service strike.
More than a million South African civil servants downed tools last Thursday to press for an 8.6 percent wage review and other adjustments, causing sector wide pandemonium and even deaths in that country. Workers at South Africa’s 15 exit points into Botswana largely belong to the powerful Public Service Association, with others belonging to the National Education, Health and Allied Workers Union. Between them the tow unions command about 400 000 members and are [continue reading]