Popcru march to Union Buildings demanding better working conditions

The Police Prisons and Civil Rights Union (Popcru) is demanding better working conditions for police, traffic police and prison wardens.

Members of both union's marched on the Union Buildings on Friday to hand over a memorandum of grievances.

The Cosatu-affiliated union has urged government to help curb the increased killings of police officers, halt the current restructuring of the SA Police Service (SAPS) and implement an effective promotion policy. They also want inequalities in salaries and benefits among traffic officers to be rectified.

Cosatu spokesperson Sizwe Pamla explains.

Workers feel that they do not have the tools to do their work and really perform their duties to the maximum.

Sizwe Pamla, Cosatu spokesperson

In terms of the promotion policies, the promotion policies that are in place are uneven. Workers feel like they do not have room for growth in their departments.

Sizwe Pamla, Cosatu spokesperson

The issue of restructuring, we are supportive of that but we think that there can be better consultation.

Sizwe Pamla, Cosatu spokesperson

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