Court nullifies BURS �commitment letters�

BOPEU members
BOPEU members

The Industrial Court has suspended Botswana Unified Revenue Service (BURS) letters that were issued to its striking workers to sign before returning to work.

Judge Tapiwa Marumo yesterday granted the Botswana Public Employees Union (BOPEU) an interim interdict to suspend the ‘commitment letters’ that the union had alleged were forced on its members to intimidate them to abandon the strike and return to work.

The commitment letters read: “I confirm that I wish to voluntarily approach management with a view to return to work.

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