Govt moves on unionist Motshegwa, again

Troubled waters: Motshegwa is a again facing work difficulties
Troubled waters: Motshegwa is a again facing work difficulties

The power struggle between the government and trade unions on the secondment of secretary-generals seems to be far from over, with fresh disciplinary measures being preferred against trade unionist Ketlhalefile Motshegwe.

Despite the High Court last year ordering the government and civil service affiliates to revisit, in good faith, the secondment of secretary-generals of affiliates of the Botswana Federation of Public Service Unions (BOFEPUSU), the Directorate of Public Service Management (DPSM) does not seem to be intending to renew their contracts. Instead, the onslaught seems to continue unabated.

On Wednesday, Motshegwe, the BOFEPUSU deputy secretary general, was slapped with a letter of misconduct by his employer, the Francistown City Council (FCC), alleging that he has been absent from duty without leave or reasonable excuse. 

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