The Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU) has resolved to take a march action to the Department of Correctional Services (DCS) over the non-compliance on its part of the bargain.
Having marched to all departments in the past year of 2018 in raising challenges faced by our members across the country, most specifically the issues in the DCS around uniforms, the full implementation of the Occupation Specific Dispensation and the backdated overtime and other matters related to working conditions, POPCRU feels undermined by the DCS management in that we even had to postpone our CEC meeting to stage a walk-in at their offices to raise matters of health and safety.
Whilst we take courage in the fact that the courts have vindicated us by instructing the Department of Labour to finally issue a judgement on the integrity of the DCS head office within 10 days as of the 13th of March 2019, we are still appalled by the non-conforming conduct the DCS has displayed in finalising all outstanding matters related to workers’ conditions of service.
POPCRU is hereby forced to take drastic action in ensuring that the working conditions and other pressing issues are addressed.
We will be outlining the program of action this Sunday at our press conference starting at 11am at our Auckland Park offices.
We call on members to ready for such action.
Issued by POPCRU on 15/03/2019