Union argues Saps has budget surplus to fund hike in 10111 operator salaries

The South African Policing Union (Sapu) claims that national police management has the excess funds to pay for 10111 workers' salaries.

10111 call centre operators affiliated to the policing union have gone on strike over a pay dispute.

Read: 10111 call center agents to down tools

Sapu is demanding operators receive the same salary as warrant officers in the police service.

Sapu president Mpho Kwinika says police have the budget to bridge the pay discrepancies.

Police have been returning some money back to Treasury which could have been fruitfully utilised to address this debacle.

Mpho Kwinika, Sapu president

He says a work study is needed to investigate the salary discrepancies at 10 111 centres.

Meanwhile, police members of the flying squad have been brought in to man the 10111 as a contingency plan.

Also read: Saps flying squad manning calls while #10111Strike continues

Negotiations for an average salary increase of about R50 000 a year have deadlocked, resulting in the strike.

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The call centre operators are demanding that their salary level is upgraded from level 5 to level 7.

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According to Sapu president, 10111 workers are demanding that their salary level be upgraded from level 5 to salary level 7.

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Sapu is threatening to close down the 10111 call centres around the country unless their members working there get salary hikes.

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