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Registration of Federation of Trade Unions


Section 6 (1) of the Trade and Employers' Organization Act, explains that every Federation of Trade Unions formed in Botswana, shall within twenty-eight (28) days immediately after its formation, apply to the Registrar of Trade Unions and Employers Organization for registration as a trade union.

Who is eligible?

Registered Trade Unions

How do I get this service?

Download, complete the Registration of Federation of Trade Unions form and submit with supporting documents to the office of the Registrar of Trade Unions and Employers Organizations.

What supporting documents are required?
  • Three original copies of the Federation’s constitution
  • A copy of resolution of formation
  •  A list of full names of all members of the Federation’s
  •  A list of full names of executive officers
  •  A written statement detailing the following:
  • Name of the Federation
  • Postal address and location of its office
  • Date of its formation
  • Titles, full names, ages, occupations, and postal and residential addresses of the officers who signed the application
  • Minutes of resolution to form a Federation
How long will this service take?

Sixty (60) working days

How much does it cost?
  • BWP 10.00 fee for registration
  • BWP 1.00 per word for constitution amendment
  • BWP 1.00 change of officers
Where can I get more information on this Service

Head Office

Department of Labour and Social Security

Block 8, Government Enclave

Private Bag 0072


Telephone. (+267) 3732772     

Opening hours: 7:30 am to 12:45 and 13:45 to 16:30, Monday to Friday, except public holidays.

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