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sapsTimesLive reports that the SA Police Service (SAPS) on Thursday called on all striking 10111 call centre workers to return to work no later than Friday or face disciplinary steps.  

Brigadier Vishnu Naidoo said the strike action which was called by the SA Policing Union (Sapu) was initially a protected strike, but an agreement earlier this month between SAPS and the Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (Popcru) at the bargaining council had rendered the strike action unprotected.  He explained:  “Although Sapu was not a signatory to the agreement‚ the said agreement is enforceable and it renders the strike action unprotected.”  However‚ Sapu has disputed the police’s version‚ saying that there was a dispute as to whether Popcru was a majority union in the police service.  Sapu general secretary Oscar Skommere also said that in terms of the constitution of bargaining council‚ where a union represented a majority in a specific police sector – such as 10111 –the employer had to engage with that union.

  • Read this report by Ernest Mabuza in full at TimesLive
  • Read too, SA police bosses tell striking staff to return to work, at The Citizen
  • And also, Striking 10111 staff to defy order to return to work, at EWN

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