UB employees down tools
Yesterday, University of Botswana (UB) staff, now in their third day of strike, delivered a petition to the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Bojosi Otlhogile, demanding that the positions of UB professors be elevated to those proposed for the directors of human resources, financial services and information technology.
The petition stated that this parity should be done with a view to ensuring that these “super” directors lead the support staff salary structure whilst the professors lead the academic salary structure, in line with the decision of UB council.
“This will help attract and retain world class staff, in line with our UB vision of being a centre of excellence in Africa and the world,” the petition says.
“The proposed salary caps should not be less than those of the current or existing salary caps so as to maintain staff morale and productivity,” the petition read.
Non Academic Staff Union (NASU) president, Gadzani Mhotsha, who read the petition, rejected the Global Consult Report on posts that were not filled in [continue reading]