Welcome to BLLAHWU
A GLIMPSE INTO THE HISTORICAL BACKGROUND
The purpose of this brief is to sensitize and give you a brief insight to the journey of Botswana Unified Local Government Servants Association (BULGSA) till it underwent the process of name change to Botswana Land Boards and Local Authorities Workers Union (BLLAWU). However this brief would not give a day by day account or history, but will pick some triumphant and painful moments in the life of BULGSA.
At first it was Bechuanaland Junior Tribal Employees Association which was registered before independence and later transformed into a Union sometimes in 1970 but duly registered as Botswana Local Government workers union on the 15th January 1971 under Trade union Act 24 of 1969. Things changed again when Government prohibited public servants to form Unions and this change of events saw the Botswana Local Government Workers union giving birth to Botswana Unified Local Government Service Association in 1974 under ULGS Act and now is Botswana Land Boards and Local Authorities Workers Union (BLLAWU).
Character of BLLAHWU
CHARACTER OF BLLAHWU
Botswana Land Boards Local Authorities and Health Workers Union (BLLAHWU) is a Union that organises in public service, parastatals and private sector. BLLAHWU is the cradle and torch bearer of progressive labour politics in Botswana , class consciousness & true red Trade Union hinged on radicalism , militancy and clear ideological orientation in unleashing working class agenda .
The character & agenda of BLLAHWU is to;
-Advance, protect, deepen workers’ rights and agitate for better conditions of service, workers friendly laws and pursuit of social justice
-Open, robust debates & Inner democracy
-Working class unity and solidarity
-Criticism and self-criticism
-Unity of workers struggle