Government has this week re-employed some of the 2011 civil strike staff, Parrot News has gathered. Government Spokesperson Andrew Sesinyi confirmed to this publication that some of the staff from the 2011 strike were re-employed and that government will continue to consider re-employing more.
Sesinyi could not reveal statistics to this publication noting that they are yet to avail them. Last year Assistant Minister of Health and Wellness Sethomo Lelatisitwe told Parliament that a total of 58 auxiliary staff were dismissed during the 2011 public service strike and all those who had applied for pardon at the Directorate of Service Management were re-employed into the public service.
President Dr Mokgweetsi Masisi had in the 2019 campaign trail told that most of the personnel that had been cut off during the strike will be re-employed. He said that they had made consideration for re-employment and that the decision was determined by the availability of positions particularly in the health care sector. Parrot News, can confirm that at Broadhurst Clinic II, health care assistants have been re-employed including cleaners. As at November 2019, government had received 229 former employees re-employment requests relating to the Public Service national industrial strike of 2011.