Union to brief media on 10111 call centre strike

2017-07-20 04:59

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Johannesburg – Police union SAPU is expected to address the media on Thursday afternoon about the countrywide 10111 call centre workers' strike.

An estimated 5000 operators, represented by the SA Policing Union, want the SAPS to increase their salary level by two notches, an estimated increase of R50 000 per annum. They began striking on Tuesday.

They are employed under the Public Service Act and are thus not considered an essential service.

SAPS spokesperson Brigadier Sally de Beer said on Tuesday that police officers would be at 10111 centres to answer calls.

“We have a constitutional imperative to provide emergency services to the public and we have made plans to ensure we continue doing our duty," she said.

SAPU general secretary Oscar Skommere said the public should direct their frustration with the strike at SAPS management and not at the operators.

"We have been negotiating with SAPS for years. We submitted our memorandum of demands two weeks ago and they initially agreed, but soon changed their minds for no reason," he claimed.


Read more on:    saps

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Inside News24

 
Watch: Investing in the future through child development

An investment of R32-million into 11 early childhood development centres is changing the future for children in the Northern Cape.

Partner Content
What all investors should know about index investing

Index-linked investments are growing fast in popularity globally, and are growing in size and complexity too.

/World
 

Makeover saves dog’s life

Lucky Charlie got a complete make-over that helped him get adopted.

 
 

Paws

For the love of Corgis!
Can we communicate with our pets?
8 great natural remedies for your pet
Buying a puppy? Don’t get scammed!
Traffic Alerts
Traffic
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.