JMPD threatens to strike

Members of the JPMD are threatening to stay away from work because they are unhappy about new shifts.

Members of the JPMD are threatening to stay away from work because they are unhappy about new shifts.

JOHANNESBURG - The South African Municipal Workers Union (Samwu) insists its members in the Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) will not report for duty on Saturday.

Samwu says the officers are unhappy about their new shifts and want the department to reinstate the old roster.

The union's Jack Mokalapa says members want the issue of overtime to be addressed and have proper access to more resources.

"We want the officers to work the same shift with the same EMS people so that they can do their work properly."

But, JMPD's Wayne Minaar says all labour issues have been resolved.

"Those problems have been addressed this morning. It was also explained that the deployment procedure has not yet been completed."