The Botswana Federation of Trade Unions (BFTU) is the national
trade union A trade union (or a labor union in American English American English (AmE, AE, AmEng, USEng, en-US), sometimes called United States English or U.S. English, is the set of varieties of the English language native to the United States. Cu ...
federation for
Botswana Botswana (, also ), officially the Republic of Botswana ( tn, Lefatshe la Botswana, label= Setswana; Kalanga: ''Hango yeBotswana''), is a landlocked country in Southern Africa Southern Africa is the southernmost region of the African ...
. Founded in 1977, it represents over 90% of all trade unions in the country, including all major unions. The BFTU is currently undertaking a reorganization which will see its 25 affiliates merged and reduced in numbers to 13. The BFTU is affiliated to the
International Trade Union Confederation The International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC; french: Confédération syndicale internationale (CSI); german: Internationaler Gewerkschaftsbund (IGB); es, Confederación Sindical Internacional (CSI)) is the world's largest trade union feder ...
and the Organization of African Trade Union Unity.


* Botswana Federation of Trade Unions, 1977 establishments in Botswana Organisations based in Gaborone Trade unions established in 1977 {{Africa-trade-union-stub