Taxman accused of dirty tricks

Emmanuel Tlale
Emmanuel Tlale

As the indefinite strike by officers of the taxman’s office rages on, the trade Union marshalling the tools down, BOPEU on Sunday accused the employer of dirty tricks and warned they could take the BURS to court for acting against the strike rules.

Sunday BOPEU Publicity man Emmanuel Tlale said they had uncovered that the workers were being enticed with overtime so that they could work on weekends to cover for backlog. 

Tlale says they have also uncovered propaganda by the employer whereby the workers at various stations are told lies just to get them out of the strike; ‘‘The employer is now calling our members in various stations telling them that they should get back to work since everyone else is at work; we want to warn the employer to desist from those tendencies because the rules of the strike says the employer cannot entice the workers before 14 days,” warned Tlale.

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