More unions threaten to sue gov`t over recognition
source: Sunday Standard
by Gowenius Toka
Two more public sector unions have threatened to drag government to court over a recent decision to de-recognize them. The two, Tertiary Trainers and Allied Workers Union (TAWU) and Botswana Government Workers Union (BOGOWU) have taken offense with the Directorate of Public Service Management’s decision to ask them to provide information on their membership as proof of the fact that they are lawfully recognized as unions.
“We find it out of place for DPSM to suggest that the basis of asking unions to provide information explaining the status of their membership was in anticipation of arrangements or preparations for the public service bargaining council,” said Allan Keitseng, President of TAWU.
This follows serious disagreements at a meeting between the two unions and [continue reading]