Pretoria, South Africa, Jan 6, 2017 -- Call centre workers of 10111 were advised to exhaust all options before embarking on a strike, the South African Police Union’s (Sapu) said.
In December last year, the call centre agents had threatened to go on a wage strike.
South African Police Union’s (Sapu) general secretary, Oscar Skommere had said the strike was over unresolved salary disputes dating back to 2013.
"Nothing has happened four years down the line and members say enough is enough."
However the union advised members to refrain from downing tools.
"The matter was still receiving attention from the national police commissioner’s office, and we therefore advise members to wait for that process before embarking on a strike," Sapu deputy chairperson Peter Ntsime said on Thursday.
The dispute began when the police service increased salaries of call centre agents in the Western Cape but did not do the same in Gauteng.
"The suspended national police Commissioner Riah Phiyega promised to increase their pay in 2013 but did not."
Ntsime said the union is still having discussions with the national police commissioner’s office and will meet with workers on 16 January to provide feedback.
Posted by Veronica Silva Cusi, news correspondent
Published: Tuesday, January 10, 2017
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