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NUMSA calls on the SAPS to ensure that 10111 workers are fairly remunerated

24 July 2017, Posted in Press Releases

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) calls on the South African Police Service management to ensure that the 10111 workers are remunerated fairly.

At least 5000 call center workers went on strike this week because the S-A-P-S violates the principle of equal pay for work of equal value.

Workers at the 10111 call center do not earn the same as other workers in government institutions who do the same kind of work. NUMSA condemns this kind of unfair labour practice. This is precisely the kind of principle that employers in the Engineering sector wish to impose on our members, which is why we are now on the verge of a nationwide strike.

This government cannot claim to be promoting ‘radical economic transformation’ when state institutions are guilty of exploiting workers in the same way that greedy capitalists exploit workers everyday. Police management are putting the lives of millions of South Africans at risk by exploiting SAPU members, and forcing them to strike.

The strike has now been temporarily suspended to allow for mediation to take place through the CCMA. We call on the SAPS to negotiate in good faith and ensure that they resolve the crisis as soon as possible, for the sake of the public who rely on this very important service.

The struggle continues!
Issued by
Phakamile Hlubi
NUMSA Acting spokesperson
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