Archive for Press Statement

POPCRU calls for the DCS National Commissioner to step down

The Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU) calls for the immediate removal of the Department of Correctional Service’s (DCS) National Commissioner, Mr Arthur Fraser who has contributed nothing to the transformation of the department.  Since [...]

POPCRU Post-Special NEC Statement

The Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU) convened a Special National Executive Committee (SNEC) meeting yesterday to discuss, among others, the restructuring of the South African Police Service (SAPS), developments on the salary disputes, the [...]

POPCRU pleads for cooperation in our joint fight against the COVID-19 outbreak

The Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU) has noted, and takes seriously the imperative measures announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa in containing the relentless spread of the Covid-19 pandemic currently threatening to immerse our country [...]

POPCRU condemns the Hollywood-styled type of arrests in the Free State province

The Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU) finds it extremely unnecessary and worrying the populist manner in which the Hawks in the Free State conducted its operation yesterday, which resulted in the arrest of 19 [...]

World Federation of Trade Unions [WFTU] Trade Union International Public Services Workers and Allied [TUI PS & A] convenes its Directive Committee meeting

The World Federation of Trade Unions Trade Union International Public Services Workers and Allied is currently convening its first directive meeting in Johannesburg, South Africa following its 13th Congress. The meeting [...]

POPCRU on the management of vacation leave for shift workers in the SAPS

The Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU) has noted a circular issued by the South African Police Service’s (SAPS) Deputy National Commissioner Human Resource Management, Lt. Gen. BC Mgwenya, dated 30th January 2020, which relates [...]

POPCRU supports the call by President Ramaphosa on inmates

The Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union supports the call by President Cyril Ramaphosa for harsher action to be taken against perpetrators of violent crimes against women and children. In his address to mourners of yet [...]

POPCRU committed to 16 Days of Activism for No Violence against Women and Children

The Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU) remains fully committed to the eradication of all forms of abuses and violations against women and children. Yesterday, 25 November 2019 marked the beginning of this important international awareness [...]

POPCRU supports the upcoming Marikana Rally

The Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU) support the call by COSATU and our sister union the NUM to ensure there is improved safety and security of all workers in all workplaces across our country. [...]