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sapueNCA reports that the Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (Popcru) has distanced itself from Wednesday's protest by emergency call centre workers.  

The workers are demanding better salaries, saying that they want to be paid the same as employees at other government call centres and claiming that they have exhausted all avenues, leaving them with no choice but to shut down call centres.  Popcru on Wednesday released a statement distancing itself from the protest, saying it undermined ongoing efforts to resolve the issues.  Police say contingency plans are in place to ensure there are no disruptions at the call centres.  But, SA Policing Union (Sapu) general secretary Oscar Skommere said:  "The services will be interrupted.  These are professional workers who are trained to do their job.  We have sent out communication to access our provinces and there's a good response in terms of the turnout of workers who are undecided.”

  • Read this report in full at eNCA
  • See too, Popcru accuses rival of 'jumping the gun' on 10111 strike, at eNCA

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