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strike thumb medium85 85ANA reports that members of the SA Policing Union (Sapu) have vowed to intensify their strike at the SA Police Service (SAPS) 10111 emergency call centres.  The wage strike entered its second day on Thursday.  

Sapu is affiliated to the newly-formed SA Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu).  Union general secretary Oscar Skommere said the problems at the call centre dated back to 2013, when workers met with police management to address call centre salary levels, which were not the same as those at other government call centres.  A task team set up by the national commissioner recommended that the salary level at 10111 be upgraded to salary level 7, while a job evaluation completed around October 2016 also recommended salary level 7.  But, the problem apparently started when the SAPS management backtracked and did not implement the recommendation.  After various interactions, which led to no progress, Sapu members at 10111 were “therefore left with no alternative but to down tools and intensify this strike,” said Skommere.

  • Read this report by Getrude Makhafola in full at Daily News
  • See too, 10111 strike to continue ‘for as long as it takes’, at Daily News
  • And also, 10111 strike sees operatives lash out, at Cape Argus
  • As well as, Unies ondersteun stakende 10111 operateurs, at Netwerk24 (limit on access)


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