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dc.contributor.author Mogalakwe, M.
dc.contributor.author Mufune, P.
dc.contributor.author Molutsi, P.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-09-15T10:18:35Z
dc.date.available 2011-09-15T10:18:35Z
dc.date.issued 1998
dc.identifier.citation Mogalakwe, M. et. al (1998) The impact of state legislation on the organisation of trade unions: the case of the Botswana Federation of Trade Unions (BFTU) in Botswana, Development Southern Africa, Vol. 15, No. 4, pp. 537-554 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10311/886
dc.description.abstract Labour legislation is the unique device governments use to lay down standards and conventions in the workplace and to control industrial relations. Using focused interviews with unionists, government officials, employers and other relevant parties, this field study investigated the way in which labour legislation in Botswana affects the organisation of the country's federation of unions. The findings indicate that the BFTU's organisation is affected by the Trade Union and Employers Organisation Act.In particular, the restrictions in this Act separate policy and administration in the BFTU and this has had negative implications for the union's effectiveness. The fact that its policymaking body is part-time negatively affects coordination, communication and cooperation processes in the BFTU. According to the Act, public sector workers are not technically employees and therefore cannot belong to unions. This gives the impression that the state is not particularly convinced about the benefits of unionisation. This may create a difficult environment in which the BFTU and other unions must operate. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Taylor and Francis (Routledge), www.taylorandfrancisgroup.com/ en_US
dc.subject Trade unions Botswana en_US
dc.title The impact of state legislation on the organisation of trade unions: the case of the Botswana Federation of Trade Unions (BFTU) in Botswana en_US
dc.type Published Article en_US
dc.link http://pdfserve.informaworld.com/627786_731385705_790966257.pdf en_US


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