SAPS members on duty would not join Wednesday’s national strike



The Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (Popcru) disclosed that members of the South African Police Service (SAPS) would continue with their duties on Wednesday amid the national strike.

This included the 10111 operators who were converted last year from legislative coverage under the Public Service Act into the SAPS Act.

This means that essential service employees will not join in the national strike on Wednesday.

However, Popcru indicated that its members who would not be on duty would join in mass protests and stay aways.

Workers who also fall under the Public Service Act but not considered an essential service at either the police or at the correctional services will take part in the national strike

It was of the opinion that service delivery should not be compromised.

Popcru spokesperson Richard Mamabolo said: “We will be having members participating. However, those who are SAPS and are off duty can participate, but those who are on duty will not be participating.”


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