March not affecting emergency centre – police

2013-08-29 10:02

The march by SA Police Service administrative staff will not affect services at the police emergency centre.

“The emergency centre is operating normally,” police spokesman Lt-Gen Solomon Makgale said today.

During the morning shift change, a head count was conducted and only 34 people had not reported for duty. This was despite the Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (Popcru) saying yesterday it was expecting 15?000 workers to be part of the march.

Makgale said they also had other support members on standby to assist.

Popcru said yesterday workers wanted salary levels upgraded for all administrative staff.

“Popcru is demanding, on behalf of these workers, that management should implement a department of public service and administration directive which would upgrade the levels of all admin staff in line with other public service departments,” spokeswoman Theto Mahlakoana said.

Makgale said it was disappointing Popcru had chosen the strike action route as opposed to continuing with negotiations and correctly informing its members about progress made.

“Contrary to the statement made by Popcru, management has implemented the relevant agreement. Steps are planned to address the remaining factors,” he said.

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