Labour movement must adopt social trade unionism academic

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A university of Botswana academic says a modern, strong and progressive labour movement can mobilise workers in solidarity on socio-economic issues that affect them and play a pivotal role in the face of globalisation.

Dr Trywell Kalusopa said this when unpacking the theme ‘Creators of wealth agitating for stake in political economy’ during the Botswana Federation of Public Sector Unions (BOFEPUSU) over the weekend.

“The trade union movement remains a vehicle that can be used to effectively advance the workers cause in Botswana. It is the vanguard of the working class,” he said. Kalusopa however said, currently trade unionism continued to face challenges pertaining to delivering its mandate of being the vanguard of the workers’ struggle in Botswana.

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