BFTU seeks constitutional clarity

Gabobake PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO
Gabobake PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO

Botswana Federation of Trade Unions (BFTU) is headed to court against its former president, Martin Gabobake seeking clarity on its governing constitution.

In what may seem like events were overturned by time since Gabobake is no longer the president, a move that sent the parties to court in the first place, the union will now focus on some of the decisions that affected the federation’s constitution when Gabobake was reinstated by the High Court.

The drama between the parties centred on that Gabobake was removed as BFTU president early last year after the union received a letter from its affiliate Botswana Public Employees Union (BOPEU) recalling him.

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