BOFEPUSU challenges Khama�s powers


Botswana Federation of Public Sector Unions (BOFEPUSU) says President Ian Khama cannot, in the exercise of powers of prerogative, invoke his powers to act in breach of government’s statutory obligation to negotiate in good faith.

This arose from the case in which five public sector unions are seeking the definition of the role of the Public Sector Bargaining Council (PSBC). The unions say at the heart of the matter lies unilateral action by the employer, the Directorate of Public Service Management (DPSM), a conduct which has long been recognised in many legal systems as a violation of the duty to bargain in good faith.

The case arose after Justice Michael Leburu of the High Court ruled last year that the four percent salary increase by the government would not stop BOFEPUSU from bargaining for a higher increase or seek redress through a normal court process, rather than on urgency. The respondents are President Khama and the DPSM.

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