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In relation to the Union per se;

  • To secure total organization of all eligible members employed in the public service
  • To build a democratic worker –controlled and membership centered organization based on membership participation on policy formulation, decision making, and implementation;
  • To facilitate and/or coordinate the acquisition of a diversity of knowledge and skills through training in order to empower members for meaningful participation in the Union.

In relation to workers;

  • To bargain with the employer on the following matters; remuneration and other terms and conditions of employment, including the physical conditions under which employees are required to work; employment benefits; employment policies concerning inter alia, the recruitment, appointment, training, transfer, promotion, suspension, discipline, and dismissal;
  • To strive for just standards of living, social and economic security/justice, and fair conditions of work for workers;
  • Understanding how the economy of the Country affects workers and formulating clear policies on how the economy should be restructured in the interests of the working class;
  • To strive for a united working class regardless of race, tribe, place of origin, political opinions, colour, creed, gender, disability, age, class or any arbitrary ground;
  • To engage employers in order to promote and protect the interests of Union members through negotiations, consultations, mediation, and/or through industrial action in accordance with this Constitution and any legislative provisions governing engagement in industrial action in Botswana;
  • To build international working class solidarity by representing members and collaborating with other unions at national and international level;
  • To pursue any action which is in the interest of the Union and its members, provided that it is consistent with this Constitution;
  • Restructuring the economy to allow the creation of wealth to be democratically controlled and its fruits shared among the working class;
  • Advancing or opposing any law, action or policy of any authority or body affecting working class;
  • Facilitating and coordinating education and training of all workers so as to further the interests of the working class;
  • Conducting, coordinating and publishing research into matters affecting workers;

In relation to society in general;

  • To strive for economic, social, and political justice and equality in order to achieve prosperity for all;
  • To strive for equal access to quality public facilities and services by all regardless of race, tribe, place of origin, political opinions, colour. Creed, gender, disability, age, class or any arbitrary ground;
  • To reinforce and encourage progressive contact or form alliance with any community organization and/or social movement nationally or internationally for the advancement of social equity and security.

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