Popcru to appeal strike ban

2010-08-30 10:58
Johannesburg – An interdict preventing police officers from striking will be appealed against by their trade union in the Labour Court in Johannesburg on Monday.

"Over the weekend we were involved in talks with lawyers to appeal the court interdict," said Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (Popcru) spokesperson Norman Mampane.

The court issued the interdict last week to prevent police officers from joining the almost two-week long public service pay strike.

The Independent Labour Caucus and Cosatu, which represent about 1.3 million public servants want an 8.6% salary increase and R1 000 a month housing allowance.

The government has offered a seven percent increase and R700 housing allowance and pointed out that some workers will also receive a 1.5% pay progression.

Last week, national police commissioner General Bheki Cele commended police officers for not joining the strike.

Some policemen have been criticised for firing rubber bullets at strikers, particularly during the first days when hospital entrances were blocked with burning tyres.

Meanwhile, President Jacob Zuma has ordered union and government representatives back to the negotiating table, after comments last week that he needed to step in show political leadership.
- SAPA
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