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sapsANA reports that a police spokesman said on Tuesday that they had begun laying disciplinary charges against striking 10111 crime call centre staffers who had failed to return to work as instructed.  

Police spokesperson Brigadier Vishnu Naidoo said the SA Policing Union (Sapu) was aware of a signed and binding agreement and that it could no longer claim that the strike was protected.  “While the majority of these employees have returned to work, some have not and the necessary disciplinary action is being instituted against those members that have chosen not to return,” Naidoo said.  Members of Sapu stood their ground last week when police management instructed them to return to work by Friday or face disciplinary charges because the strike was unprotected.  This followed an agreement that SAPS signed with majority union Popcru (Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union) at the industry’s Safety and Security Sectoral Bargaining Council (SSSBC) in August.  Sapu responded this week it would intensify its strike and march to the Union Buildings on 16 October.

  • Read this report in full at eNCA
  • See too, SAPS management reaffirms that 10111 strikers will face disciplinary action, at News24
  • And also, 10111-staking: ‘Meerderheid’ het teruggekeer werk toe, at Maroela Media

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