Nurses union sue gov't over bargaining


Botswana Nurses Union (BONU) has filed an urgent application at the Industrial Court against government for failure to meet and address bargaining issues and security concerns of their members, especially nurses.

The application move was prompted by the director of Directorate of Public Service Management (DPSM)’s refusal to meet with the union following a lawful request through a letter dated June 19, 2019. The union had in the letter indicated that it wanted to meet the director and discuss amongst others, bargaining and conditions nurses are subjected to in their line of duty.

According to the union’s notice of motion filed last week Wednesday DPSM director failed to meet with them despite having made a formal request for such meeting to take place.

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