BOPEU happy to court Khama

Botswana Public Employees Union (BOPEU) president Andrew Motsamai has castigated those who question their engagement with the Office of the President (OP) saying they do not understand the role of trade unions.

Addressing the media Tuesday night, Motsamai said it is their role to develop a working relationship with those in power, to engage them on issues affecting their members.

“Some issues are not for bargaining but for consultation and policy. Policy is the prerogative of those in power, our role is to contest it,” said Motsamai. He gave the example of National Development Plan 11 (NDP 11) which is about to be formulated saying they have to get into the policy forums and engage the Botswana Confederation of Commerce, Industry and Manpower (BOCCIM) and government bureaucrats to shape it in their favour.

Editor's Comment
Bravo, Matlala JSS for recognising employees!

Last Friday, Matlala Junior Secondary School (JSS) in Tlokweng did just that – they organised an event to honour their teachers and support staff. This gesture is truly commendable, as teachers occupy a pivotal role in the lives of our children.To be completely candid, teachers are the ones who shape our children from a very tender age, investing a significant amount of time in their growth and development. It's not uncommon to hear parents...

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