BOSETU at loggerheads with BIUST

Rari (middle) feels that there is a lot of rot going on at universities more especially BIUST and the University of Botswana PIC: KENNEDY RAMOKONE
Rari (middle) feels that there is a lot of rot going on at universities more especially BIUST and the University of Botswana PIC: KENNEDY RAMOKONE

The Botswana Sectors of Educators Trade Union (BOSETU) is at loggerheads with the Botswana International University of Science and Technology (BIUST) regarding the suspension of its shop steward based at the university.

As it is now turning into a trend to see BOSETU at loggerheads with many entities regarding allegations of ill treatment or maladministration of its members, the union has now taken on BIUST as it feels that the university had no reason to suspend the steward.

Speaking at a media briefing on Wednesday this week at the BOSETU House, secretary-general (SG) Tobokani Rari bemoaned the state of labour relations and allegations of maladministration at BIUST. “The BIUST leadership has not changed its mindset like the Reset Agenda says and our people at BIUST are experiencing abuse, intimidation and they are being excluded in everything they do as the university does not want to include unions in everything,” declared the worried SG.

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