Archive for Press Statement

POPCRU concerned about the alarming rise in the killings of officers

The Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU) finds it infuriating the snail’s pace level at which recurring incidents of officer killings are being undermined, if not ignored, resulting in at least 6 deaths within the [...]

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 North West condemns the brutal killings of officers

The Police and Prison Civil Rights Union (POPCRU) in the North West Province has astonishingly learned of the killing of two police officers, while undertaking their constitutional mandate of serving the people of the North West.  [...]

MEDIA STATEMENT

POPCRU welcomes the progress made on absorbing DCS learners   The Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU) welcomes the resolve by the Department of Correctional Services (DCS) to absorb the rest of the remaining qualified and [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]