ARTICLES RELATING TO POPCRU

Unions demand 15% pay hike from government

2014-10-03 11:57

South Africa's main public service unions, which collectively represent around 1.3 million workers, are demanding a 15% salary hike from government.

Court rules in favour of police union

2014-06-12 22:33

A labour court has ruled that fitness boards to investigate police officers with criminal records were unlawfully convened, Popcru says.

We don’t want Jim dead – Popcru

2013-11-28 07:00

Popcru has distanced itself from a member who posted a comment on Facebook calling for the killing of Numsa general secretary Irvin Jim.

Ndebele to probe torture claims

2013-10-25 21:14

Correctional Services Minister Sibusiso Ndebele says claims of torture in Mangaung prison will be investigated.

RTCM, unions reach pay deal

2013-10-11 19:15

A pay agreement has been struck between the Road Traffic Management Corporation and unions Nehawu and Popcru.

Numsa concerned by alliance 'attacks'

2013-08-31 19:04

Numsa says it is worried about being the target of attacks by leaders of the tripartite alliance.

Police staff demand salary upgrade

2013-08-30 07:19

Police administrative staff have marched in Pretoria to press for a salary upgrade.

10111 could go down as workers strike

2013-08-28 11:02

Emergency control centres and police stations could grind to a halt as more than 5 000 police administrative personnel strike to the police headquarters.

Legal issues for injured and dead cops

2013-08-20 13:01

Lawyers for a policeman who was wounded and another who was killed during the unrest in Marikana last year are no longer being funded, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Popcru concerned by traffic orders

2013-07-04 20:10

Popcru in Limpopo has expressed concern at the impact a lack of traffic fine books is having on the Polokwane traffic department.

2 Marikana cops committed suicide

2013-06-11 16:48

Two of the police officers deployed to Marikana in August have committed suicide, national police commissioner Riah Phiyega says.

Popcru march underway

2013-05-30 15:14

A crowd of police administrative workers has taken to the streets of central Johannesburg to highlight a salary grievance.

Popcru threatens more protests

2013-05-29 20:26

Police staff will hold more marches if Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa remains silent on a salary deal in his budget vote, Popcru president Zizamele Cebekhulu says.

Popcru protester warns Zuma on votes

2013-05-29 18:49

A protesting police union member in the Free State has urged President Jacob Zuma to talk to his police minister or lose votes in 2014.

Popcru protest disrupts Bloemfontein CBD

2013-05-29 15:46

A group of Popcru members have gathered in front of the Free State police headquarters in Bloemfontein to protest against salary structures.

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Popcru protest in Cape Town

2013-05-29 12:42

Hundreds of Popcru members gathered in Cape Town to protest for higher wages. Watch the video.

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Cops say no need to panic over protests

2013-05-28 22:17

The public has no need to panic about an administrative protest by Popcru-aligned police members, police say, adding that contingency plans are in place.

Marikana inquiry questioning tactical boss

2013-04-22 14:00

The Farlam Commission of Inquiry has started cross-examining police special tactical operations head Major General Charl Annandale when it resumed in the Rustenburg Civic Centre.

Cops not learning from past - Numsa

2013-03-07 22:19

Police brutality reflects an inability to learn from experience, the National Union of Metalworkers of SA says.

No arrests yet in brutality case

2013-02-28 16:42
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No arrests have yet been made after police officers were videotaped dragging a 27-year-old Mozambican man, who later died in police custody, behind a vehicle, the IPID says.

Alarming rise in Bredasdorp sex crimes

2013-02-07 22:00

Sex crimes in Bredasdorp, where a teenage girl was gang-raped and mutilated, have drastically increased over a two-year period, a parliamentary portfolio group says.

Parly delegation to visit Groenpunt

2013-01-09 16:00

The portfolio committee on correctional services will visit Groenpunt Prison in Free State that was set alight by rioting inmates, its chairperson has said.

KZN warder stabbed by inmate

2012-11-19 09:42

A KwaZulu-Natal warder has been stabbed five times with a sharpened bone by an inmate at Sevontein Prison, just outside Pietermaritzburg.

Union condemns police killings

2012-10-16 21:57

People must report those who kill police officers, the Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union says.

Open Mangaung debate: Cosatu unions

2012-09-20 16:06

Cosatu affiliates have called for a discussion on the ANC's leadership issue.

 

Popcru to defend unfair dismissals of cops

2014-01-27 16:17

Popcru has vowed to challenge unjustified dismissals of any of its members, after six police have been suspended following the deaths Mothutlung protesters.

Popcru distances itself from Numsa threat

2013-11-27 20:42

The Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union has distanced itself from comments made by a member on Facebook.

Popcru welcomes Mangaung prison decision

2013-10-15 12:31

The Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union has welcomed the decision by the correctional services department to take over management of the privately run Mangaung prison outside Bloemfontein.

Another stabbing at Free State prison

2013-10-04 09:00

There have been stabbings at the Mangaung prison every day this week, a security company at the privately-run prison says.

Summit must unite alliance: Dlamini

2013-08-30 20:30

Cosatu president Sdumo Dlamini says a summit of alliance partners, the ANC, SACP and Cosatu, should produce an outcome which unites them.

Police: March won't affect services

2013-08-29 10:27

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

Don't leave ANC - Mantashe

2013-08-21 22:21
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The ANC would drift to the right if the working class opted to abandon the party, Secretary General Gwede Mantashe says.

'Find solutions to stop cop killings'

2013-07-23 14:27

The murder of a police officer in Nyanga, Cape Town has been condemned by Popcru, with the spokesperson urging the SA Police Service to find practical solutions to stop attacks on officers.

Sapu calls for intervention at OR Tambo

2013-06-13 18:53

Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa should intervene in a labour crisis at Johannesburg's OR Tambo International Airport, the SA Policing Union says.

Phiyega concerned over police deaths

2013-06-11 14:33

The number of police officers killed on duty is a worry, national police commissioner Riah Phiyega has told the Farlam Commission of Inquiry.

Popcru members gather in Johannesburg

2013-05-30 10:37

More than 200 Popcru members have showed up at Mary Fitzgerald Square ahead of a protest march to the Johannesburg central police station.

Members earning peanuts - Popcru

2013-05-29 19:05

The Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union is demanding better pay for administrative staff in the SA Police Service and threatened to intensify strike action.

Cosatu warns of full-blown police strike

2013-05-29 16:40

All police officials will be told to strike if the department does not implement a salary grading agreement, Cosatu says.

Popcru vows to stop support services

2013-05-29 14:27

Hundreds of Popcru members have marched down Adderley Street in central Cape Town to protest over salary grades.

Popcru members gather for march

2013-05-29 12:08

Police administrative staff affiliated to Popcru are gathering across the country to protest over salary grades, amid a warning that essential support services will be shut down.

Police admin staff to march over pay grades

2013-05-27 13:35

At least 42 000 police administrative staff will protest this week to demand that the SAPS honour an agreement to change their salary grades, Popcru says.

Marikana families not contacted by cops

2013-04-18 21:58

Police have not made contact with the families of the 34 miners they shot dead in Marikana, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Police promise to work with communities

2013-03-06 16:23

Gauteng police have vowed to improve their relationships with local communities in the fight against crime, during National Police Day celebrations in Johannesburg.

Inmates stab St Albans warders

2013-02-26 17:02

Three warders have been stabbed at St Albans Prison, near Port Elizabeth, an official says.

Outrage over teen's gruesome rape

2013-02-07 18:55
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The rape and gruesome mutilation of a teenage girl in Bredasdorp has sparked a rare outburst of anger across the nation.

Prisoners' behaviour appalling - Popcru

2013-01-08 16:11

The behaviour of prisoners who set alight Groenpunt Prison in the Free State is appalling, the Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union says.

Cop link in prison truck blast bemoaned

2012-11-06 14:29

The Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (Popcru) is disappointed that a policeman was linked to last month's prison truck blast, it says.

SA remains 'world rape capital'

2012-09-21 20:02

Sexual offence statistics in South Africa are still too high, the National Freedom Party says, adding that the country "remains the rape capital of the world".

Malema in Popcru firing line

2012-09-13 22:23

"Power hungry reject" Julius Malema's attempts to destabilise the labour movement are repulsive, according to police trade union Popcru.

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