How to Register a Union in Botswana

How to Register a Union in Botswana

What is Union Register?

A registered trade union is a body corporate with perpetual succession and a common seal. It can acquire, hold sell or transfer any movable or immovable property and can be a party to contracts. It can sue and be sued in its own name.

How to Register a Union in Botswana

  1. Three original copies of the Trade Union’s constitution.
  2. A copy of resolution of formation.
  3. A list of full names of all members of the Trade Union.
  4. A list of full names of executive officers.
  5. A written statement detailing the following: 1. Name of the Trade Union.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I register a union organization?


  1. To Register a Trade Union in person, the applicant has to visit any nearest office of the Registrar of Trade Unions in his/her state of residence.
  2. Visit the office and get an application form for registering a Trade Union from the relevant department.

What is the minimum requirement to form a union?

If a majority of workers wants to form a union, they can select a union in one of two ways: If at least 30% of workers sign cards or a petition saying they want a union, the NLRB will conduct an election.

How many members are needed to form a union?

Union basics – what is a union? A labor union is a group of two or more employees who join together to advance common interests such as wages, benefits, schedules and other employment terms and conditions.

What types of trade unions are in Botswana?

Affiliates of the Federation include the Botswana Bank Employees Union, the Botswana Commercial and General Workers Union, the Botswana Railways Workers Union, the Botswana Teachers Union and the Botswana Public Employees Union.

What are the five steps to forming a union?

The Five Basic Steps to Organizing a Union

  • Step 1: Build an Organizing Committee.
  • Step 2: Adopt An Issues Program.
  • Step 3: Sign-Up Majority on Union Cards.
  • Step 4: Win the Union Election.
  • Step 5: Negotiate a Contract.

Who Cannot be in a union?

Employees who are tasked with managing other employees, or making major company decisions with their own independent judgement, cannot join unions. They are classified as part of the company’s bargaining power, not the employees.

What is the first process for a union to form?

5 Steps to Starting a Union

  • Step 1: Discreetly talk to coworkers.
  • Step 2: Contact a union to discuss the next steps.
  • Step 3: Create your organizing committee.
  • Step 4: Sign an organizing petition to start a union.
  • Step 5: Vote on starting a union.

How do you create a small union?

How To Start a Union At Your Workplace in 7 Steps

  1. Step 1: Talk to Your Coworkers.
  2. Step 2: Talk to a Union Organizer.
  3. Step 3: Start a Committee.
  4. Step 4: Know Your Rights.
  5. Step 5: Sign Union Support Cards.
  6. Step 6: Vote!
  7. Step 7: Negotiate Your Contract.

What are 3 functions of a union?

Trade unions: negotiate agreements with employers on pay and conditions. discuss major changes to the workplace such as large scale redundancy. discuss members’ concerns with employers.

What are the disadvantages of a union?

Labor unions charge dues to pay the salaries of union leaders and workers during a strike. And unfortunately, some unions spend union dues on six-figure salaries for leaders and luxurious headquarters. Other drawbacks of labor union membership include less autonomy, workplace tension, and slower advancement.