BOFEPUSU to strike next year

No Image

The nation should brace itself for yet another mother of all strikes next year, if the dispute over wage negotiations between the employer and the Botswana Federation of Public Sector Unions (BOFEPUSU) remains unresolved.

According to a statement from BOFEPUSU dated 17 December 2013, the federation lodged a dispute with the Commissioner of Labour in respect of a deadlock concerning the 2013/2014 wage increase.

“The deadlock has been brought about by the refusal of the government to bargain in good faith with BOFEPUSU. The refusal has taken the form of unilaterally withdrawing government representatives from the bargaining table; twice failing to come to the bargaining table despite being directed to do so by a judgement of the High Court.

Editor's Comment
Women in Politics caucus NGO, a welcome development

In the 2014 General Election, women who stood for parliamentary elections were a mere 17 out of a total of 192 aspirants, and sadly the number dropped to 11 out of 210 parliamentary aspirants in the 2019 General Election. Hopefully, registration of the Women in Politics Caucus will give women the necessary support to join politics. While things were slowly improving, women for a long time were at the receiving end as compared to their male...

Have a Story? Send Us a tip
arrow up