Botswana under pressure to slash size of civil service

source: Sunday Standard
by Sunday Standard Reporter
27-09-2010

The recent demand by civil service unions that government should pay salaries on a 22 and 26 day month and additional allowances for nurses and teachers is expected to put more pressure on Botswana to reduce the size of its civil service.

A report by the International Monitory Fund (IMF) evaluating government employment and compensation among a number of countries, which was published this week, recommended, “An overall or selective nominal freeze of wage levels for a limited period of time. Assuming unchanged employment levels, this should result in a reduction in the compensation of employees, relative to [continue reading]

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