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BFTU secretary general Mr Thusang Butale welcomed the commitment by President Masisi to engage a wide range of stakeholders including trade unions.
In an interview after the BFTU executive committee paid a courtesy call on President Masisi on August 20, Mr Butale said the gesture was a telltale that the best was yet to come.
For his part, BFTU president, Mr Bohithetswe Lentswe said the platform provided them with the opportunity to discuss a wide range of topics on areas of national interest among others, the education system, social protection, national tripartite social dialogue, labour justice system and corruption.
He said BFTU was currently monitoring court cases relating to loss of millions of pula from public funds adding that they had noted President Masisi's commitment to eliminate corrupt practices within government institutions.
He said BFTU engaged Mr Masisi about the high number of retrenchments over the past two years at National Development Bank, Botswana Power Corporation and commercial banks.
The delegation, led by BFTU president Mr Bahithetswe Lentswe, included the entire executive leadership of the union.
Commenting, BFTU president, Mr Bohithetswe Lentswe expressed concern that the meeting included public sector unions only saying parastatal and private sector unions also needed to be consulted since issues such as retrenchments were rife in those sectors.
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