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sapuTimesLive reports that police emergency call centre workers are forging ahead with an unprotected strike and have threatened to take legal action against their employer.  

The SA Policing Union (Sapu) and the SA Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) briefed the media on Monday and said they were opposed to the resolution agreement that was signed by the Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (Popcru) and management.  Sapu president Mpho Kwinka said:  “This agreement does not address the issues we are fighting for.  If they go ahead and impose the agreement we will take it to court.”  National negotiator Alfred Tlou said the agreement in contention would transfer call centre agents from being public service agents to the police services.  According to him, this would not benefit the workers when migrated and was also a way to get rid of some of the staff.

  • Read this report by Mothusi Masemola in full at TimesLive
  • See too, Sapu, Saftu consider legal action against SAPS over 10111 call centre strike, at EWN
  • Read the Sapu/Saftu press statement in this regard at Saftu online

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