BURS threatens strikers

Burs employees on strike.PIC.KENNEDY RAMOKONE
Burs employees on strike.PIC.KENNEDY RAMOKONE

Botswana Unified Revenue Service (BURS) had threatened to take disciplinary action against employees who continue to participate in the ongoing strike despite the 6 percent adjustment to their salaries.

In a memorandum addressed to the employees recently, the commissioner general of BURS Keneilwe Morris indicated that the employees were not eligible to participate in the current industrial action. “Employees whose salaries have been adjusted by six percent effective from April 1, 2015 have no dispute with BURS, hence no basis to participate in the industrial action because they have accepted the salary adjustment for the 2015/16 financial year,” Morris said in the memorandum.

He added that disciplinary action would be taken against the said employees in accordance with the provision of Section 19 of the BURS general conditions of service.

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