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Press Statements / January 9, 2024

The Botswana Federation of Trade Unions (BFTU) proudly announces the historic election of its President, Comrade Martha Tinny Molema, as the first female President of the Regional Organisation of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC-Africa). The election took place during the 5th ordinary Congress of ITUC-Africa held in Nairobi, Kenya,…

News, Press Statements / November 15, 2023

I trust this communication finds you well. It is with mixed emotions that I write to share an important update regarding the leadership of the Botswana Federation of Trade Unions (BFTU).As of today, 13th November 2023, I have officially stepped down from the position of Secretary General of the BFTU…

News, Press Statements / June 21, 2023

The 12th April 2023 has been declared Global Day of Action for Eswatini following the state’s repression against trade unionists and the murder of trade union and human rights lawyer, Thulani Maseko in Eswatini. Botswana Federation of Trade Unions joins global Trade unions in solidarity with our sister Federation in…

News, Press Statements / June 21, 2023

The Botswana Federation of Trade Unions (BFTU) is deeply saddened and appalled by the tragic incident of gender-based violence (GBV) that unfolded at the Botswana Gender-Based Violence Prevention and Support center Drop-In Center in Gaborone, where a woman receiving client support was stabbed to death by her partner. We extend…

News, Press Statements / June 21, 2023

On the 22nd December 2022 the Government of Botswana in the presence of its social partners signed for the ratification of two international labour organization conventions namely labour inspection convention, 1947 (convention no.81) and the labour inspection (Agriculture) convention, 1969 (Convention No.129) as such Botswana Federation of Trade Unions would…