10111 workers threaten to go on strike over salary dispute

Members of the South African Police Union (Sapu) working for the 10111 call centre for emergency services have threatened to go on strike over a salary dispute.

Workers say suspended National Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega promised to increase their pay in 2013, but that has not happened.

EWN reporter, Ziyanda Ngcobo, says police service raised the salaries of call centre agents in the Western Cape but failed to do the same in Gauteng.

If these members do go on strike, you would still get services if you call 10111. The police service would have to pull ordinary policemen off the streets to man this service because it's an essential service.

Ziyanda Ngcobo, EWN reporter

It's a strategic decision to go on strike during festive season. But, how large or small the impact will be is unclear at this stage.

Ziyanda Ngcobo, EWN reporter

Listen to EWN's Ziyanda Ngcobo for more information on the story...


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