Unionism and public service reform in Lesotho : between legislative constraints and apathy

Maema, Mapule (2010) Unionism and public service reform in Lesotho : between legislative constraints and apathy. Masters thesis, Rhodes University.




The study focuses on Lesotho‟s Public Service. The aims of this study were to examine the factors that led to the repeal of the Public Service Act No.13 of 1995. This study looks at the legislative constraints and attitudes of civil servants towards unionisation in the Public Service. It also outlines the relevant provisions of the Public Service Act No.1 of 2005; the changes that have occurred since its inception. Findings show that the Public Service Act No.13 of 1995 was repealed in order to reform the Public Service. The Ministry of the Public Service implemented five-year strategic plans to reform the public service. Changes have occurred in the public service since the inception of the 2005 Act; however, they differ from ministry to ministry. The respondents included public officers from the Ministry of the Public Service, Ministry of Justice, Law Office, Ministry of Employment and Labour, Ministry of Planning, the Ombudsman Office, Parliament, different ministries, the International Labour Organisation (ILO), the Congress of the Lesotho Trade Unions (COLETU) and the Lesotho Public Service Staff Association (LEPSSA).

Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Civil service - Lesotho, Labor unions - Lesotho, Civil service reform - Lesotho
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions:Faculty > Faculty of Humanities > Sociology and Industrial Sociology
Supervisors:Adesina, Jimi
ID Code:1794
Deposited By: Mrs Carol Perold
Deposited On:09 Dec 2010 14:38
Last Modified:06 Jan 2012 16:21
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