Education International Addresses The ILC In Case Of Botswana Convention 87

Thank you, Mr/Mrs Chairperson. I am speaking on behalf of Education International in my capacity as General Secretary of the Botswana Sectors of Education Trade Unions (BOSETU).

This case refers to the violation of Convention 87 by the government of Botswana.

The teaching service is included in the extended list of essential services in accordance with Section 46 of the 2016 Trade Dispute Act of Botswana. What makes this case even worse is that the support staff within the teaching service is also classified as an essential service. This means that employees in a school, such as grounds people, cooks, bursars, typists, matrons and boarding masters are as well classified as essential.

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