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2013 Annual Survey of Violations of Trade Union Rights - Botswana

Publisher International Trade Union Confederation
Publication Date 6 June 2013
Cite as International Trade Union Confederation, 2013 Annual Survey of Violations of Trade Union Rights - Botswana, 6 June 2013, available at: [accessed 17 January 2018]
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Obstacles to collective bargaining: On 13 March 2012, the Government announced that no collective bargaining agreement would be concluded with the Botswana Federation of Public Sector Unions (BOFEPUSU) in 2012 and 2013. This decision was reversed in May 2012.

Refusal to bargain in good faith: On 23 May 2012, the Botswana Federation of Public Sector Unions (BOFEPUSU) complained that the government had not nominated its representatives to the bargaining council and was thus delaying salary negotiations. The government had also failed to give the unions information on its total workforce and wage bill.

Refusal to recognise unions: The Botswana Technology Centre (BOTEC) refused to recognise the National Amalgamated Local & Central Government Workers Union (NALCGWU) on the grounds that it had previously reached a recognition agreement with the Maranyane Staff Union. On 20 June 2012, the Industrial Court ruled in favour of NALCGWU.

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