The Botswana Secondary Teachers Union (BOSETU) is reported to have secretly gone to South Africa and met with several unions who advised them on how to embark on a national strike.
Information reaching The Telegraph suggests that some members of BOSETU recently paid a visit to some South African trade unions on a bench marking mission.
Speaking to The Telegraph on Monday, the vice president of BOSETU, Tebogo Sebego, said, “We did go to South Africa on a bench marking mission.”
She said while in South Africa, they met with the Police and Prison Civil Rights Union, commonly known by its acronym, POPCRU, and they were impressed with the investment programs that they have.
She strongly denied that BOSETU went to SA to get advice on how they can go on a nationwide strike.
“Our visit to South Africa was purely on investment and how BOSETU can invest in property,” she said.
She said once they have acquired property, it will be easy for the members to be assisted in whatever means that is profitable.
Sebogo said that although they are still at loggerheads with their employer, the special conference will take a decision whether to strike or take government to court.
“Anything is possible, therefore I cannot put my head on the block and say which direction the union will take.”
BOSETU is holding its four-day special conference at Good Hope Senior Secondary School since Monday.
The congress is scheduled to end on Friday.