Court dismisses urgency of BOPEU case against Stats Botswana

Otto Itumeleng (left) representing BOPEU and Thabiso Tafila representing Statistics Botswana at Industrial Court. PIC: KENNEDY RAOMKONE
Otto Itumeleng (left) representing BOPEU and Thabiso Tafila representing Statistics Botswana at Industrial Court. PIC: KENNEDY RAOMKONE

The Industrial Court yesterday dismissed an urgent application in which Botswana Public Employees Union (BOPEU) was seeking to halt a restructuring exercise at Statistics Botswana.

The union also accused the management of Statistics Botswana of re-structuring and outsourcing posts within the company without consultation.

Judge Virgil Vergeer dismissed the application on the basis of urgency and not the merits. “The matter is not urgent and the court is satisfied in the circumstances and on the undisputed facts that the applicant has failed to establish any urgency,’’ he said. To

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