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sapuNews24 reports that the SA Police Service (SAPS) has said that 10111 emergency call centres will operate as normal on Wednesday when an estimated 5,000 call centre operators go on strike.  

Operators, represented by the SA Policing Union (SAPU), are calling on the SAPS to increase their current salary level from level 5 to level 7, an estimated increase of R50,000 per annum.  Operators are employed under the Public Service Act and are hence not considered an essential service.  SAPS spokesperson Sally De Beer advised that police officers would be deployed to 10111 call centres from Tuesday evening to fill the positions vacated by striking employees.  Sapu general secretary Oscar Skommere said the public should be frustrated with SAPS management for the strike and not with striking operators.  He said they have been negotiating with SAPS “for years”.

  • Read this report by James de Villiers in full at News24
  • Read too, Popcru warns its members not to side with 10111 'rogues', at TimesLive

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