BOFEPUSU, BFTU: All weather friends

Following the government’s nerving disclosure, BFTU and BOFEPUSU made a clarion call to the State to tread carefully PIC: MOREI SEJAKGOMO
Following the government’s nerving disclosure, BFTU and BOFEPUSU made a clarion call to the State to tread carefully PIC: MOREI SEJAKGOMO

The country’s oldest trade union federations, Botswana Federation of Trade Unions (BFTU) and Botswana Federation of Public, Private and Parastatal Sector Unions (BOFEPUSU) have represented workers in the public and private sector over the years. All this was and is still happening despite the fact that government is not keeping her side of the bargain in some instances. Mmegi Correspondent, LEBOGANG MOSIKARE writes

FRANCISTOWN: Formed in 1977 and 2009, BFTU and BOFEPUSU respectively have endured a not so rosy relationship with the government over the general welfare of workers in the workplace.

The two federations’ cause was also not helped by the fact that the government has not domesticated some of the International Labour Organisations (ILO) conventions despite Botswana being a signatory to these international treaties.

Editor's Comment
Respect public institutions Mr Pres

Leaders must uphold the rule of law and ensure justice, but Masisi’s remarks raise serious concerns on the separation of powers and the independence of the justice system.Masisi’s claim that he personally instructed authorities not to handcuff Khama, regardless of the legal circumstances, undermines the principles of justice and equality before the law.As Head of State, Masisi should respect the judicial process and avoid interfering in...

Have a Story? Send Us a tip
arrow up