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sapu thumb medium80 79EWN reports that that the SA Policing Union (Sapu) has confirmed that its members working at 10111 call centres will again go on strike on Friday afternoon.  

Their work stoppage was postponed for a few days, giving rival union, the Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (Popcru), time to decide whether it wanted to join a mediation process.  Sapu's Mpho Kwinika said:  "The mediation process gave Poprcru until 26 July to bring back the feedback.  They did so at about 2pm and indicated that they are not willing to join the strike."  Call center operators are demanding better wages and fair labour practices, claiming that they are amongst the lowest earning government call centre agents, despite being the busiest.  Last week's strike resulted in flying squad police officers being called in to man the phones at call centres.

  • Read this report by Mia Lindeque in full at EWN

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