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sapsANA reports that workers at the 10111 call centre, who man the police emergency number, on Monday vowed to intensify their strike if their salary demands were not met.  

The workers, who belong to the SA Policing Union (Sapu), have been on strike since 18 July.  On Monday, they marched to the Union Buildings in Pretoria to hand over a memorandum of grievances and demands.  The union wants the SA Police Service (SAPS) to increase their salary level by two notches, an estimated increase of R50,000 per annum, in accordance with the recommendations of a task team set up by former national police commissioner Riah Phiyega in 2013.  Such an adjustment would apparently put their salaries at same level as employees at other state call centres.  SA Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) general secretary, Zwelinzima Vavi marched with the strikers.

  • Read this report in full at eNCA
  • See too, Striking 10111 workers rope in Zuma to intervene in wage dispute, at EWN
  • And also, Striking 10111 workers give Zuma seven-day deadline to respond to grievances, at EWN


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