Lobatse town council, BLLAHWU told to stop collecting fees

Rannowane PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO
Rannowane PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO

Lobatse Town Council and Botswana Land boards, Local Authorities and Health Workers Union (BLLAHWU) have been instructed to stop violating the Employment Act by continually collecting subscription fees from former members of the union.

Chief Justice Terrence Rannowane last week ordered the council to stop deducting the subscription fees from its employees after they cancelled their membership with the union and ordered the union to reimburse all the money they are withholding unlawfully.

The 66 employees had taken the employer and the union to court in 2017 seeking the two parties to stop unlawfully deducting money from their salaries as a subscription to the union since they had cancelled their membership through a notice.

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