Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union http://popcru.org.za Thu, 22 Sep 2016 09:51:33 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://popcru.org.za/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/slider_default-150x150.jpg Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union http://popcru.org.za 32 32 Bargaining Exchange Programme, Zambia http://popcru.org.za/bargaining-exchange-programme-zambia/ Mon, 12 Sep 2016 13:03:34 +0000 http://popcru.org.za/?p=3364 POPCRU is in discussion with the PSCBC and our counterparts in Zambia to develop a working relationship in sharing good practice in bargaining and dispute resolutions in the security sector. In this regard POPCRU will jointly host a training workshop for Zambia officials and unions in bargaining structures and processes; which must happen by the end of November 2016.

COSATU International School http://popcru.org.za/cosatu-international-school/ Mon, 12 Sep 2016 13:01:37 +0000 http://popcru.org.za/?p=3361 The federation is convening a three day International School in Boksburg. POPCRU sent a delegation of four to participate. The school will look at a number of issues including migration, The meaning and significance of the emergence of BRICS in the trade union movement and the struggle to change the global balance of power in favour of the workers; The Roadmap to value addition of our natural resources for regional integration, industrialisation and job creation in Africa and Workers struggles against coups in Brazil and Venezuela and what they mean for left forces in Latin America and the world, in view of intensified imperialist aggression to mention but a few.

Canada Police Conference http://popcru.org.za/canada-police-conference/ Mon, 12 Sep 2016 12:49:03 +0000 http://popcru.org.za/?p=3359 The Canadian Police Association-CPA hosted its Biennial conference in Toronto. POPCRU was invited to make an input. This forum brings police unions and associations from around the world. It is an opportunity for POPCRU to build more relations, share our experiences and learn from other developed unions in our sector. The conference sat on 8-11 September 2016.

COSATU-NGL-Ghana TUC Trilateral http://popcru.org.za/cosatu-ngl-ghana-tuc-trilateral/ Mon, 12 Sep 2016 12:29:17 +0000 http://popcru.org.za/?p=3356 POPCRU is participating in the COSATU led Trilateral involving the Nigeria Labour Congress and Ghana Trade Union congress. The significance of the trilateral is that it opens our spheres of engagements with trade unions in the rest of the continent as these three federations are the largest and most influential in the continent. A delegation of

5th International Symposium, Namibia http://popcru.org.za/5th-international-symposium-namibia/ Mon, 12 Sep 2016 12:20:01 +0000 http://popcru.org.za/?p=3354 The NEC decision to host the next symposium in Namibia is being acted on. Preparations for the symposium are underway with a lot of consultations currently taking place with authorities in that country. POPCRU is working closely with the National union of Namibian Workers-NUNW.

Research exchange Programme http://popcru.org.za/research-exchange-programme/ Mon, 12 Sep 2016 11:57:43 +0000 http://popcru.org.za/?p=3351 In order to sharpen our understanding of working conditions of police, prisons and traffic officers in the region, POPCRU through our research unit is conducting a joint research with the Labour and Research Resources Institute (LaRRI) of Namibia. This is also part of our work to implement our resolutions to help build unions in our sectors in the region and continent. The research will take place on 18-30 September 2016.

WFTU Congress http://popcru.org.za/wftu-congress/ Mon, 12 Sep 2016 09:37:41 +0000 http://popcru.org.za/?p=3348 POPCRU as a full affiliate of the World Federation of Trade Unions-WFTU will be participating in the 17th World Trade Union Congress to be held in Durban on 5-8 October. POPCRU will be sending a delegation of 119 to the congress led by the president Comrade Zizamele Cebekhulu. Preparation for the congress is at an advanced stage and POPCRU is fully involved.

CRIME STATISTICS ARE A REFLECTION OF A SOCIAL PROBLEM http://popcru.org.za/crime-statistics-are-a-reflection-of-a-social-problem/ Mon, 05 Sep 2016 07:41:30 +0000 http://popcru.org.za/?p=3330 The Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU) welcomes the latest crime statistics released by the Minister of Police, and is of the view that they are more of a social problem reflection that a police problem.

Police are often put to the front and usually take the blame for the increase in criminal activities, while consideration is not fully made regarding the role we all need to collectively play with communities, business and government departments, among others, in taking necessary measures to prevent crime.

We are of the view that the outcomes of these statistics should not be approached in an abstract manner, but should result in a cohesive approach that would ensure all role players form part of finding long-term solutions to the worrying trends we have witnessed over the years.

We equally welcome the proposed move to release crime statistics on a quarterly basis as they would swiftly indicate areas of potential increases on a regular basis, and by that prompting a speedy response in curbing any potential increases.

A greater portion of the prison population in our country is increasingly youth, therefore reflecting the many social frustrations like unemployment, drug and substance abuse, all of which have been identified as part of the causal factors for aggressive crimes such as armed robbery, house break-ins, theft and murder.

Criminals stay within our communities, and we therefore appeal with communities and the business community to work closely with police in exposing such elements, and in further working jointly in reflecting on and confronting these social challenges we face within our communities as crime is usually a remnant of the very social challenges.

Issued by POPCRU 02/09/2016

COSATU affiliated unions NUM – NEHAWU – POPCRU AND CEPPWAWU to host the 17th World Trade Union Congress http://popcru.org.za/cosatu-affiliated-unions-num-nehawu-popcru-and-ceppwawu-to-host-the-17th-world-trade-union-congress/ Thu, 01 Sep 2016 10:27:58 +0000 http://popcru.org.za/?p=3327 The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) affiliated unions, namely the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM), the National Education Health and Allied Workers Union (NEHAWU), the Police Prisons and Civil Rights Union (POPCRU) and the Chemical Energy Print Paper and Allied Workers Union (CEPPWAWU) will be jointly hosting the 17th World Trade Union Congress as from Wednesday, 5th October 2016 –until- Friday 07 October 2016 at the International Convention Centre (ICC) in Durban, KZN. The congress will be convened under the theme “Struggle, Internationalism and Unity For the attainment of the contemporary workers needs, Against poverty and wars generated by capitalist barbarism”.

This congress of WFTU will be attended by more than 70 trade unions formations, representing the four corners of the world, namely Latin America, Asia, Africa, and Europe. The 17th World Trade Union Congress comes at a time of persistent economic downturn of global capitalism that began in 2008 and is projected to now last more than a decade. This has also seen the progressive and left forces scattered all over divided and defocused by their petty sectarian squabbles.
The congress will conclude with a mass workers rally at the Curries Fountain stadium on the 08 October 2016. As part of the closing ceremony, a workers memorial plague will be unveiled at the Curries Fountain stadium.

The class orientated and revolutionary trade union movement under the banner of WFTU will use this opportunity to reflect and come out with responses to the challenges facing the working class all around the world and also to consolidate and strengthen the principles of working class internationalism and universalism.

Hosting the 17th world trade union congress of the WFTU, will be an acknowledgement of the role that the South African workers continue to play in the arena of the global working class struggles. It will also strengthen the position of the South African trade union movement in the international trade union arena.

The congress will also afford the workers an opportunity to pay the greatest homage to the foundational figures of the South African trade union movement such as Moses Mabhida, JB Marks, John Nkadimeng, Eric ‘Stalin’ Mtshali, John Taolo Gaetsewe, Billy Nair, Wilton Mkwayi, Mark Shope, Joe Molokeng, Ray Alexander, Stephen Dlamini, Leslie Masina, Leon Levy and many others who pioneered COSATU’s predecessor SACTU.

The Congress will be addressed by the leadership of WFTU and the Alliance:

COSATU Cde Sdumo Dlamini
SACP Cde Blade Nzimande
ANC Cde Jacob Zuma

Members of the media are invited to send their applications for accreditation to lchilwane@num.org.za or a mamabolor@popcru.org.za.

17th World Federation of Trade Unions Congress program http://popcru.org.za/17th-world-federation-of-trade-unions-congress-program/ Thu, 25 Aug 2016 14:01:07 +0000 http://popcru.org.za/?p=3300 17th World Trade Union Congress