This from ewn.co.za:
JOHANNESBURG – Members of the South African Police Union (Sapu)’s 10111 call centre have threatened to go on strike on Tuesday over a salary dispute.
Sapu members say suspended National Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega promised to increase their pay in 2013.
The dispute began when the police service raised the salaries of call centre agents in the Western Cape but failed to do the same in Gauteng.
Sapu’s Oscar Skemmere says when they initially wanted to take the matter to court, Phiyega addressed members and made more promises.
“Nothing has happened four years down the line and members say enough is enough.”A call centre worker, who has chosen to remain anonymous, says they’re still being underpaid.
“We are sick and tired of getting R142,000 per annum. The benchmark was done and it has been proven in black and white that we deserve to be on level 7, which amounts to R211,000 per annum.”
Sapu says while it respects the wishes of its members, its urging them to try to resolve the matter through other means as they provide an essential service.