BONU interdicts nursing coaches, mentors employment


The Industrial Court of Botswana has ruled in favour of the Botswana Nurses Union (BONU) in their legal battle against the Ministry of Health.

The court ordered the withdrawal of an advertisement for 12 vacancies of Principal Nursing Officer I-D2 (Temporary), which had sparked controversy due to its preference for retired nurses. The victory is seen as a significant triumph for BONU and a milestone in the ongoing struggle for fair employment practices within the nursing profession.

The legal dispute was initiated by BONU, represented by Rantao Attorneys, through an urgent application filed at the Industrial Court on May 15. BONU contested the decision made by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health to advertise the vacancies, arguing that it violated the Public Service Act and various regulations governing appointment criteria and merit-based selection processes.

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