Chaos: Prison guards to strike

2009-05-19 00:00

SOUTH African prisons could be reduced to chaos as Correctional Services staff around the country prepare to go on a strike about wages from next week Monday.

Popcru KZN provincial secretary Kwenza Nxele said an agreement with regard to a 12% ATB wage increase, and two further increases of six percent over the next two years was reached in 2007 with the Department of Correctional Services (DCS).

Recent negotiations reached deadlock when the Department of Public Service and Administration (DPSA) rejected the proposal put forward by the DCS.

Correctional services will embark on an “intensive programme of action” next week. — WR.

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