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'There'll be no end to strike unless SAPS meets all demands'

The South African Police Union General secretary Oscar Skommere says the employer is nowhere near meeting the union's demands.

Picture: Supplied.

JOHANNESBURG - The South African Police Union (Sapu) says there will be no end to its strike unless the South African Police Services (SAPS) meets all its demands.

SAPS went to court to try to interdict the strike, claiming Sapu members are intimidating other staff.

Staff manning the emergency call centres want their pay brought in line with that of other government call centre employees.

Sapu General secretary Oscar Skommere says the employer is nowhere near meeting the union's demands.

“We are happy that SAPS can feel the pressure now by running to court and try to interdict the strike. However, we have refused and we will keep refusing anything which is less than what these employees of the call centres are currently earning.”

Skommere says they have spoken to Police Minister Fikile Mbalula about their concerns but those conversations have yet to yield fruit.

“We have engaged him, he promised that he is going to come back to us and up until this moment, there is nothing positive from the minister.”

(Edited by Zinhle Nkosi)