Mining companies violated ILO statutes - BFTU [Botswana]
Author: Stryker Motlaloso, Mmegi [Botswana], Published on: 27 October 2005
The Botswana Federation of Trade Unions (BFTU) has found that mining companies - Debswana [joint venture De Beers & Botswana Govt.] and BCL violated International Labour Organisation (ILO) Conventions in the sacking of members of the Botswana Mining Workers’ Union (BMWU). BFTU says that its investigations revealed that the two mining companies flouted ILO Conventions 87 and 98. In a report to ILO, BFTU says Debswana and BCL denied workers the freedom of association and the right to organise collectively.