BOFEPUSU, BONU to meet over Nurses’ Day row


FRANCISTOWN: The Botswana Federation of Public Private and Parastatal Sector Unions (BOFEPUSU) and Botswana Nurses Union (BONU) will soon meet to discuss the latter’s plans to quit the federation.

Yesterday, BOFEPUSU Secretary General, Tobokani Rari said the federation wrote a letter to BONU late last week proposing a meeting at the latest time convenient to both parties.

BONU recently made public plans to quit the federation. This follows after the Botswana Land Boards, Local Authorities, Health Workers Union, (BLLAHWU) Botswana Public Employees Union (BOPEU), and National Amalgamated Local Central Government and Parastatal Workers Union (NALCGPWU) or Manual Workers Union approached court and successfully interdicted the Nurses’ Day celebrations.

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