CoA raps govt as BOFEPUSU triumphs


The court of Appeal (CoA) has ruled in favour of Botswana Federation of Public Sector Unions (BOFEPUSU), against President Ian Khama and the Director of Public Service Management (DPSM).

A panel of four judges - Judge President of CoA Ian Kirby, and Justices Foxcroft and Isaac Lesetedi unanimously agreed that by their conduct, President Khama and DPSM Carter Morupisi did not negotiate in good faith when government implemented the four percent salary increment in 2014.

“The conduct of the respondents in implementing the unilateral 4 percent salary increment to members of the applicant trade unions constitutes breach of the duty to bargain in good faith,” Kirby said in delivering the ruling this week.

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Happy Independence!

We are 56 years old and what do we have to show for it? Looking at where Botswana started and where it is today, there are a lot of developments, but whether the developments match the number of years we have enjoyed as a country is a topic for another day.The fact that cannot be denied is we have seen major developments, but we are still lacking in several pertinent areas.Our beautiful country imports almost everything. We import fuel, food,...

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