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Ramatlabama border gate truckers hurt by strike

1-SAM 4123Trucks are congested at border due to BOPEU strikeThe BURS strike has hurt truckers especially those using the Ramatlabama border gate by hurting movement of products and services into Botswana and into neighbouring countries in the region The Tswana Times investigations have revealed.

"The strike had a hell of an impact especially for truck drivers. We normally take an hour to clear vehicles but today we have taken more than 2 days," said a trucker with Loubser freight bulk services from neighbouring South Africa.

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BURS Industrial Strike now in full swing - BOPEU President

1-SAM 4115BOPEU Secretary General Topias Marenga(l) with BOPEU President Andrew Motsamai(r)The President of Botswana Public Employees Union (BOPEU) confirmed that there is an ongoing industrial action taking place at all ports of entries in Botswana and that the industrial action is now gaining momentum.

Addressing a press conference at BOPEU Headquarters in Gaborone today (Tuesday) about the ongoing BOPEU strike involving employees of Botswana Unified Revenue Services (BURS), Andrew Motsamai revealed that the initial days of the strike were meant to solidify their resolve and they have since identified areas they would strategically target during the remaining days of the strike.

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BURS' workers strike

1-burs22BURS workers strikeEmployees of the Botswana Unified Revenue Service (BURS) are engaged in strike action after salary negotiations with the employer hit a stalemate. The Botswana Public Employees Union (BOPEU), which represents the majority of BURS' employees, revealed last week that the two parties went for mediation after declaring a deadlock and later signed a certificate of failure to settle.

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