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POPCRU on the Quarterly Crime Statistics

The Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU) has noted the recently released quarterly crime statistics for the period covering the 1st of April to the 30th of June 2021 by the South African Police Service [...]

POPCRU saddened by the unexplainable killing of a correctional officer at Leeuwkop Correctional Centre

The Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU) has learned with shock the reported incident wherein a female correctional officer was found dead last night at the Leeuwkop Correctional Centre. It is suspected that the officer, [...]

POPCRU condemns the recent spate of attacks on police stations

The Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU) finds it extremely enraging the consequent attacks and robberies at police stations, with the latest victim being the Tsineng Police Station in the Northern Cape Province. It is [...]

Update on Wage Negotiations

06/07/2021 Labour and Employer met today at the Special Council, were Employer formally presented a draft collective agreement on improvement of salaries. The draft agreement is similar to Employer’s position as articulated during the facilitation process. [...]

POPCRU urges members of the SAPS to go vaccinate

The Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU) encourage members of the South African Police Service (SAPS) to go out in their numbers and vaccinate. SAPS members will be the next group of frontline workers to [...]

POPCRU on the 50% staff reduction within the DCS

The Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU) finds it concerning the continuous lack of compliance to the 50% staff reduction directive within the Department of Correctional Services (DCS), in line with curbing the Covid-19 pandemic [...]

POPCRU Eastern Cape saddened by the life -claiming inferno at the Wellington

The Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU) in the Eastern Cape Province has learned with a heavy heart the unfortunate inferno incident which took place at the Wellington Prison, resulting in the loss of lives [...]