POPCRU CONCERNED ABOUT POLICE AND TRAFFIC DEPARTMENTS IN THE PROVINCE
The Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU) in Limpopo has noted with great concern the apparent attempts to roll back the gains achieved by the working class since the dawn of democracy by SAPS and the Traffic Department in the province. There are some elements in the South African Police Service in the province that still yearn for the policies and practises of the apartheid police and are failing to transform into the new dispensation.
We have to indicate that POPCRU will never allow those elements to take us back to apartheid police practises. We feel that much still needs to be done to ensure the implementation of the transformation agenda set by our people through their government in consultation and negotiation with organized labour continues. There are collective bargaining structures in the SAPS which must be used for the benefit of sound labour relations. SAPS Management has been found wanting in terms of meaningful engagement in those structures. We appeal with SAPS to address the following issues urgently;
- Resistance to implementation of Collective agreements.
- Racism in the SAPS, particularly in Modimolle.
- Failure to accede to requests for meetings to address the challenges facing the members.
POPCRU also calls upon the leadership and management in the traffic sector to provide platforms for engagement to address the challenges faced by members in that sector which include the following:
- Provision of resources for proper service delivery and
- Failure to conclusively address grievances and concerns of members.
Issued by POPCRU on 08/07/2014
For more information contact;
POPCRU Limpopo Secretary