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BOFEPUSU leadership in a jubilant mood as they leave the court of Appeal after their victory against the government. PIC KAGISO ONKATSWITSE
BOFEPUSU leadership in a jubilant mood as they leave the court of Appeal after their victory against the government. PIC KAGISO ONKATSWITSE

Botswana Federation of Public Sector Unions (BOFEPUSU) scored another victory against the government when the Court of Appeal yesterday upheld Justice Dr Key Dingake’s judgment that the amendment of the essential service schedule was unlawful.

 

Judge President Ian Kirby’s judgment has reversed the decision by government to declare the professions of teachers, veterinary services, diamond sorters and transport services as essential service.  The sectors were declared essential by the decision of the Minister of Labour and Home Affairs Edwin Batshu in the aftermath of the 2011 industrial action.  The appeal concerns the extent to which, if at all, Parliament has the power to delegate its constitutionally conferred law-making function to third parties.

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