10111 could go down as workers strike

2013-08-28 11:02

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

The march has been organised by the Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union, The Times reported.

The march is over police management's refusal to implement a 2011 Safety and Security Sectoral Bargaining Council agreement, according to Popcru.

But to put it into effect the SAPS would have to spend R900m a year more on salaries. Police management has told the union it does not have that kind of money.

If the agreement is signed, each administrative staff member would earn about R20 000 more annually.
Of Popcru's members, 48 000 are administrative.

Police spokesperson Lieutenant-General Solomon Makgale said personnel who were supposed to be on duty who joined the march would be regarded as participating in an unprotected strike and the 'no work; no pay principle' would apply.

He said management had engaged Popcru and most of the issues raised had been addressed. A process was under way to resolve outstanding matters.

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