Police: March won't affect services

2013-08-29 10:27
Members of the Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union. (File photo: AFP)

Members of the Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union. (File photo: AFP)

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Johannesburg - The march by SA Police Service administrative staff will not affect services at the police emergency centre, a police spokesperson said on Thursday.

"The emergency centre is operating normally," police spokesperson Lieutenant General Solomon Makgale said.

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 on Wednesday 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 on Wednesday that 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," spokesperson Theto Mahlakoana said.

Makgale said it was disappointing that 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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