Botswana Sectors of Educators Trade Union (BOSETU) is a trade union in Botswana that represents the interests of educators and support staff in the education sector. BOSETU was established in 1986.
BOSETU exists to ensure that educators’ rights and welfare are realized and protected
BOSETU is a Sector of Educators Trade Union in Botswana
that represents the interests of the educators and
enhances the importance of the teaching profession
through advocacy and collaboration
BOSETU negotiate with employers on behalf of its members to secure better wages, benefits, working conditions, and other employment terms. Bargaining and negotiating often involve a series of meetings and discussions between union representatives and the employer's representatives. BOSETU Sectoral team does most of the bargaining; and refers pending matters to the principles if there is deadlock.
The negotiation process can be complex and may involve various tactics such as strikes, picketing, boycotting, withdrawal of labour or other form of job action. The goal of the negotiation is to reach a collective bargaining agreement (CBA) that outlines the terms and conditions of employment for the union members.
To effectively negotiate and bargain on behalf of our members, BOSETU needs to have a strong understanding of their members' needs and priorities. As a union member, know the cell, branch and regional structures in your area so as to keep updated. There is a need for effective communication and collaboration between the union leadership and the members.
Ultimately, the success of bargaining and negotiating for members depends on the strength and unity of the union and its ability to effectively represent its members' interests.