Financial institutions union launches website

Members of BOFIAWU making a toast at the Website lauch. PIC MORERI SEJAKGOMO
Members of BOFIAWU making a toast at the Website lauch. PIC MORERI SEJAKGOMO

Botswana Financial Institutions and Allied Workers Union (BOFIAWU) on Friday launched its website that the officers said will strengthen communication amongst members and stakeholders.

When unveiling the website, the union chairperson Mills Tlhoro said the purpose of the website is to match the dynamic digital transformation of the union. He added the launch of the website marks a milestone in the history of the union as it takes another step forward to improve the way they do things. Tlhoro said the website will amongst others serve as a repository of valuable resources including guides, toolkits and educational materials to support its members in their professional development and advocacy efforts. “In today’s digital world where technology plays a crucial role, it is important for us to have a robust online presence that reflects our commitments to serving our members and advancing our mission,” he stated. He said the website will keep members updated, providing crucial information on the union and its events.

"In 2021 during lockdown, banks wanted us to engage in negotiations. We didn't have the platform to engage digitally. So, this portal will serve as a virtual meeting place where members from different financial sectors and districts can come together to learn about our services and how they can benefit them. This is the place where the union will strengthen its collective voice for its members," said Tlhoro. Additionally, he said the website will serve as a depository of valuable resources including guides, toolkits and education materials to support their members in their professional development of advocacy efforts whether seeking information on industry trends or other.

Tlhoro called on members to embrace digital transformation as a way to enhance transparency and drive positive change within the financial sector and beyond. The union's general secretary, Tidimalo Kgaswane said the unveiling of the website symbolises the union's new dawn, hard work, dedication, and collaboration. She added that the website catalyses positive change, a platform for meaningful connection and a testament to the strength of the union.

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