BOPEU stops BHC in its tracks


Botswana Public Employees Union (BOPEU) has succeeded to stop Botswana Housing Corporation (BHC) from a decision that is deemed to alter its organisational structure pending consultation with the labour union.

In a recent ruling delivered by Justice Christian Diwanga of Francistown Industrial Court, BHC is interdicted from filling three new posts that were recently advertised internally as the exercise is deemed to constitute a review of the entity’s organisational structure. Justice Diwanga’s latest judgment confirmed a rule nisi order issued by the same court on June 30.

“The respondents, its agents, employees, or any person(s) acting under the instruction of the organisation are interdicted from proceeding with the recruitment of any or filling of three posts advertised internally via vacancy circular No.5 of 2022–2023 pending consultation with the applicant on any alteration to its organisational structure, organisational structure review, or restructuring the workplace or alternatively pending the finalisation of the review application to be filled within 60 days,” read Diwanga’s judgment.

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