Govt appeals organisational rights case

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Government has appealed the decision of Justice Lot Moroka of the High Court, who ruled in 2013 that the 2011 termination of organisational rights civil service union members enjoyed, is unlawful.

The rights included the secondment of employees to union offices. Moroka declared government’s termination unlawful and set it aside saying there had been a clear violation of the principle of audi alteram partem or ‘hearing the other side too’.

Documents seen by Mmegi this week indicate that the Directorate of Public Service Management (DPSM) and the Attorney General are appealing the judgment in the case filed by the Botswana Land Board, Local Authorities and Health Workers’ Union (BLLAHWU), Botswana Sectors of Educators Union (BOSETU) and Botswana Teachers Union (BTU).

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