Judgment due in BOFEPUSU, Khama wage review case

BOFEPUSU and other Union members
BOFEPUSU and other Union members

LOBATSE: Justice Michael Leburu yesterday reserved judgment in a case in which Botswana Federation of Public Sector Unions (BOFEPUSU) says President Ian Khama broke the law when he unilaterally announced a four percent civil service wage review last year.

On Monday April 7, 2014 the Daily News reported on a speech given by Khama at Taung on Thursday 3 April, in which he stated there would be a four percent salary increase for all public servants starting from April of that year. The announcement came before government sat down to negotiate with the public sector unions.

Yesterday, Leburu said he would deliver his judgment on August 31. Curiously, the Attorney General representing both President Ian Khama, and the then Directorate of Public Service Management boss Carter Morupisi, did not attend yesterday’s case.

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