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sapsTimesLive reports that flying squad and crime prevention unit police officers were yesterday reportedly pulled off from the streets and ordered to replace scores of striking SA Police Service (SAPS) 10111 emergency call centre employees.  

The SA Policing Union (Sapu), said it had launched investigations into the allegations that the SAPS recruited external staff to fill in while call centre operators were on a protected strike.  Sapu Gauteng’s Peter Ntsime said the SAPS was undermining salary negotiations and went on to say:  "We are told that flying squad members are now operating calls.  Those people are not trained to operate calls and dispatch information.''  Police spokesman Sally de Beer said the SAPS was "not prepared to divulge operational details on deployments''.  Call centre operators are demanding an job level upgrade to match a benchmark salary for all government call centre operators.

  • Read this report Lorraine Zireva and Peter Ramothwala in full at TimesLive
  • Read too, SAPS hotline agents on strike over salaries, at Cape Times
  • And also, SAPS officers to man 10111 call centres, at SA Govt News Agency


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