BOFEPUSU captain to resuscitate bargaining councils

Gotlamang Oitsile addressing the media PIC: PHATSIMO KAPENG
Gotlamang Oitsile addressing the media PIC: PHATSIMO KAPENG

The newly elected leadership of the Botswana Federation of Public, Private, and Parastatal Sector Unions (BOFEPUSU) is eager to initiate meaningful action by reviving the 'Public Bargaining Council,' which has been dormant in recent years.

Additionally, they are keen to establish an 'Industrial Bargaining Council' catering to the private sector. The newly appointed leadership, under the guidance of Gotlamang Oitsile as president, conducted an inaugural media briefing at Bluetree. During the briefing, they discussed pressing matters and outlined their upcoming initiatives.

Oitsile articulated their primary objective as the newly elected committee, which is to rejuvenate the union and restore it to its former prominence. “Our wish as the newly elected leadership of BOFEPUSU is to unite all the workers across the country as this is one of the challenges we have realised and this has affected the public bargaining council in the past,” Oitsile said. Regarding the bargaining council's recent ineffectiveness, he indicated that it had gone under lately.

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