Giant unions await legal fate

source: Mmegi

Lobatse High Court judge, Justice Tshosa, yesterday postponed to Thursday afternoon the case in which the five biggest unions in the country – Botswana Land Boards and Local Authorities Workers Union (BLLAWU), Botswana Public Employees Union (BOPEU), Botswana Secondary School Teachers Union (BOSETU), Botswana Teachers Union (BTU), National Amalgamated Local and Central Government and Para-statal Workers Union – are seeking to stop government’s move to de-recognise them, instead pleading that the Directorate of Public Service Management (DPSM) should extend recognition of their rights.

Prior to the ruling made by the judge that the case be heard on Thursday there was a verbal exchange in court between the lawyers representing the two parties.

Tshiamo Rantao, representing the unions, argued that since they had been issued [continue reading]


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