Unions and govt court row heats up
LOBATSE: High Court Justice Onkemetse Tshosa has adjourned to today the case in which the Botswana Public Employees Union (BOPEU), the Manual Workers Union, Botswana Secondary Teachers Union (BOSETU), Botswana Teachers Union (BTU and Botswana Land Boards and Local Authorities Workers Union (BLLAWU) are challenging government’s decision not to recognise them.
The unions have cited the Directorate of Public Service Management (DPSM) as the first respondent while the Attorney General is the second. First to take the podium was the respondent’s team led by deputy Attorney General, Abraham Keetshabe, who argued that the application was poorly done and did not meet the standard for it to be heard in court.
He said that the Attorney General’s Chambers was not informed in time about the intention to sue, nor was [continue reading]