The Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU) is delighted over the long-awaited resolution of the dispute on the implementation of the 2nd phase of the Occupation Specific Dispensation (OSD) for correctional officials.

Today marks the end of a long, protracted fight on this payment as we have just concluded and signed a settlement agreement which gives effect to the following;

 

  1. Translation to correct notches

The translation to notches which members would have been in, had they been translated to the 2nd phase of the OSD in April 2010. This shall be done with effect from the 1st of October 2016, and shall be implemented on the 15th of February 2017.

 

  1. Back-pay 30% for the non-implementation

The back-pay for the period 1st of April 2010 to 30 September 2016 shall be paid in phases as contained in the agreement. The first phase of the back-pay shall be17% payable by the 31st of March 2017.

 

All persons who had 5 years or more in the department of Correctional services by the 30th of June 2009 on salary levels 5-8, including those whose services have been terminated, and those that have been promoted to managerial posts qualify for translation and back-pay as contained in the settlement agreement.

 

Issued by POPCRU on 21/11/2016

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