BFTU statement on the ongoing BURS strike

Not backing down: BURS workers on strike. PIC: KENNEDY RAMOKONE
Not backing down: BURS workers on strike. PIC: KENNEDY RAMOKONE

The Botswana Federation of Trade Unions (BFTU) would like to lend its support to the on-going strike by members of Botswana Public Employees Union (BOPEU) at Botswana Unified Revenue Service (BURS).

The strike started in earnest this Monday to demand an 11% salary increase contrary to the 6 percent offered by the employer. BOPEU and its members need to be congratulated particularly that they have exhausted all the procedures to negotiate for an increase but the employer would not budge and thus the resultant decision to resort to industrial action.

So far the strike has been very effective and no doubt the employer is feeling the intended effect.

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