Teachers and nurses worked to rule in Botswana last week in pursuit of pay which is owed to them Teachers worked the eight hours a day specified in their contract and then went home instead of taking extra classes for pupils taking exams. Earlier this year teachers joined with other public sector unions for the right to proper contracts and pensions. Teachers and others threatened to go on all out strike from 20th September. Latest reports suggest that the government has caved in and agreed to pay the public servants the money owed to them by the end of October. Despite Botswana's rich raw materials such as diamonds and copper, some estimates put unemployment at 40% with 30% of the people living below the poverty line.