Saftu ‘to join’ 10111 strike if demands not met
Sapu says should their demands not be met by next week, the 10111 strike will be joined by all South African Federation of Trade Unions members.
JOHANNESBURG - The South African Policing Union (Sapu) says should their demands not be met by next week, the 10111 strike will be joined by all South African Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) members.
This follows a deadlock in talks between the union and police management over salary increases.
The union is demanding salary scales be upgraded to the same as other government call centres.
Sapu says its members are, with immediate effect, leaving all 22 10111 call centres across the country as their strike resumes.
Union General Secretary Oscar Skommere says the police management has not shown adequate interest in reaching the workers’ demands.
“A study was conducted, there were job evaluations and a number of things which were considered. And then recommendations came in to say no indeed workers at 10111 or SAPS call centres are paid less than the workers in other departments.”
Should the effect of this strike not be felt by the employer, Skommere says it will urge all members of recently launched workers federation Saftu to go on a sympathy strike.
(Edited by Zamangwane Shange)