Metro cops at work - JMPD

2016-01-04 09:45


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Johannesburg - Metro police officers have been reporting for work since New Year's eve, despite the SA Municipal Workers Union (Samwu) claiming they were striking, the Johannesburg Metro Police Department said on Monday.

"Officers reported for duty and joined SAPS in Hillbrow where they did a very good job, and throughout the city," Chief Superintendent Wayne Minnaar said.

The officers had not heeded the union's call and reported for duty on Monday.

Samwu Johannesburg region chair Cassius Mackay, who claimed the officers were striking, could not be reached for comment.

On December 31, JMPD spokesperson Edna Mamonyane said officers were reporting for work, while Mackay claimed they were officially on strike.

He said the Labour Court had ruled on December 28 that the department's Samwu members could go on a protected strike. Their grievances included allowances and salary progression.

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