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1-SAM 4122BURS is threatening go slow employeesThe Botswana Public Employees Union(BOPEU) will take the Botswana Unified Revenue Service(BURS) to the Industrial Court Monday, to challenge a unilateral decision of BURS to compel BOPEU members to sign letters of commitment or face exclusion a forcible lock out from work for a period of 3 months

It contends the decision is unlawful, irregular and unfair because a go slow, which is action short of a strike, is permissable in terms of the Trade Disputes Act.

"We maintain our position that the strike is lawful and that if there is anyone who is intimidating another it would be you," said Topias Marenga, General Secretary of BOPEU.
BOPEU is asking the courts to set aside all letters of commitment already been signed by union members acting on the instruction of BURS. It follows a communication from the Commissioner General indicating that they will take punitive steps against union employees embarking on go-slow initiatives.
"Please be advised that the BURS maintains that the current amended strike notice is unlawful and not issued in accordance with the Trade Disputes Act. We will accordingly not permit any of your members who have participated in the strike action to return to work unless they commit in writing to the employer that they are voluntarily returning to work and will render full services to the employer without engaging in any go slow, sit in etc," said Keneilwe Morris, BURS Commissioner General.
She said, "Accordingly note that any employee who refuses to give written undertaking shall not be allowed to enter the workplace."

 

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