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sapsNews24 reports that on Friday the SA Police Service (SAPS) was granted an interdict to stop striking 10111 call centre workers from harassing non-striking staff or damaging property.  

The Labour Court order interdicts members of the SA Policing Union (SAPU) from “harassing, threatening physical violence, threatening to assault or kill, and intimidating” anyone on police premises.  A police spokesperson said the SAPS had approached the court because 10111 workers on strike at the Midrand call centre had been intimidating and threatening other employees and added that on Thursday “these unlawful acts escalated into them hurling objects at and damaging state vehicles.”  Members of SAPU, who run the police’s 24-hour emergency call centres, have been on strike since late July, with a hiatus while CCMA mediation unsuccessfully took place.  The union wants salary levels increased by two notches, about R50,000 per year per worker.

  • Read this report by Jan Cronje in full at News24

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