DPSM suing unions is typical – BFTU


The Botswana Federation of Public Private and Parastatal Sector Unions (BOFEPUSU) has criticised the Directorate of Public Service Management (DPSM) for the alarming trend of employers taking unions to court.

On the other hand, the Botswana Federation of Trade Unions (BFTU) is advising trade unions to be prepared for such situations. In a statement, Ketlhalefile Motshegwa, the deputy secretary-general of BOFEPUSU, expressed concern about the deteriorating state of industrial relations within the public service.

He highlighted a new and unprecedented pattern where employers are resorting to legal action to compel workers to perform tasks without proper negotiations on their terms of employment and working conditions.

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From Jakoba's mysterious disappearance on November 9 to the grim discovery of his remains at Mosinki Lands, a gap in the response mechanisms of the police and village leadership has been laid bare. The community's anger is evident, seen in the attack on Bakang Masole, the man found driving Jakoba's taxi and the main suspect, and the subsequent riot. Residents express discontent, citing a troubling trend of missing persons cases often...

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