BONU CEC to decide on BOFEPUSU future

Nurses PIC: PHATSIMO KAPENG
Nurses PIC: PHATSIMO KAPENG

FRANCISTOWN: The Botswana Nurses Union (BONU) will forge ahead with plans to quit the Botswana Federation of Public, Private and Parastatal Sector Unions (BOFEPUSU) unless its Central Executive Committee (CEC) meeting scheduled for this week reverses the decision.

This is according to the union’s secretary-general (SG), Lebogang Phillip. The union executive is meeting from today (Monday) to Thursday to deliberate on various issues affecting the union.

One of the key items will be the union’s future in the federation. Last month, BONU announced plans to quit the federation. It was 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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