New shift system on hold - Popcru

2011-06-07 10:44

kalahari.com

Johannesburg - The Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (Popcru) has secured a hold on the introduction of a new shift system for officials working at criminal record centres, Popcru negotiator Victor Dladla said on Tuesday.

The union had originally approached the Labour Court for an interdict against the SA Police Service's introduction of the new system, but attorneys from the national commissioner of police and the police minister said they would voluntarily put the implementation on hold to allow for further discussions.

Dladla explained that employees in the local and provincial criminal record centres used to work standard day shifts, with overtime for evenings, but a new system - a 40-hour flexi shift - was to have been implemented on June 7.

In terms of this system they would work two days on, two days on standby, and have two days off.

Consultations

Their work is to collect evidence at crime scenes and accidents, so their call out times are unpredictable.

Popcru said Saps management had not consulted labour on the new system.

This was the union's main issue, but underlying issues included officials not being paid overtime after being called to a scene out of hours because they were told there was no budget for this.

Bosses tried to overcome this by giving them time off at a later date but officials did not like the uncertainty of how they would be compensated for working overtime.

He said the new system also played havoc with their personal lives.

Popcru hope to agree to a process of consultation when it meets at the bargaining council before a decision to implement the system is taken.

- SAPA
Read more on:    popcru  |  police
NEXT ON NEWS24X
SHARE:

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
 

Inside News24

 
/News

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Magical Massinga

Spend 5 nights at the gorgeous Massinga Beach Lodge in Mozambique and only pay for 4 from R13 220 per person sharing. Includes return flights, accommodation, transfers and romantic turndown. Book now!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

Up to 40% off fashion accessories

Save up to 40% on selected handbags, purses, watches, jewellery and more. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Save up to R2000 on top electronics

Get every day mind bowing savings on top electronics. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

As seen on TV - New book releases at only R199 each

Get mind blowing book savings on new titles. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Save up to 50% on Women’s month treats!

Celebrate the awesome women in your life with awesome treats like beauty products, fashion accessories, bestselling books, electronics and more. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Up to 60% off - clearance sale!

Save up to 60% on appliances, books, electronics, toys, movies and more. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

Samsung Galaxy s4

Mobile, Cell Phones in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 24

Best bargain in big bay

Real Estate, Houses - Apartments for Sale in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

VW Golf 6, 1.6 Trendline (Excellent condition)

Vehicles, Cars in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

You are in a curious mood and you want to be the first to know what is happening. You may find yourself drawn into cyber chatting...read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.








Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.