BOFEPUSU petitions Parliament

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The Botswana Federation of Public Sector Unions (BOFEPUSU) yesterday petitioned Parliament over President Ian Khama and Director of Public Service Management (DPSM) Carter Morupisi’s disregard for bargaining process.

The petition followed the President’s announcement of the 4 percent increment early this month despite a dispute over the wage negotiations.  Member of Parliament for Francistown South Wynter Mmolotsi read the petition on behalf of the federation.

“The trade unions and BOFEPUSU are aggrieved because the President of Botswana and the Director of Public Service Management have acted in disregard of their duty to bargain in good faith and in violation of rules governing negotiations,” said Mmolotsi of the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC).

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