MEDIA ALERT: POPCRU to hold a Bargaining and Policy Conference

The Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU) will be holding a Bargaining and Policy Conference from the 25th to the 27th of May 2022 under the theme “Defending our Gains and Advancing our Struggles against attacks on Collective Bargaining” at the Birchwood Hotel and Conference Centre.

This Bargaining and Policy Conference will be taking place in the midst of the many challenges faced by collective bargaining in the country and beyond, with public servants reeling from stagnant salaries over the past two years despite their frontline role during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic wherein most lost their lives.

Collective bargaining constitutes one of the utmost important member service delivery processes within the trade union movement, and it is for this reason that we regularly hold such events to reflect and assess the and strategically position our union from time to time, while striving to improve service conditions and the quality of life of members.

Noting that it has an important influence on the improvement of socio-economic conditions of workers, this Conference will therefore reflect of the state of collective bargaining, including strategizing on new approached and developing new policy positions.

In ensuring that POPCRU remains vigilant that its membership, shop stewards and negotiators are continuously upskilled and disciplined to address critical issues during negotiations in order to avert the reversal of our hard-earned gains that advance better living conditions of all members, this upcoming Bargaining and Policy Conference will provide a platform to define our way forward.

The media fraternity is therefore invited to cover the Conference.

Issued by POPCRU on 17/05/2022

For more information contact Richard Mamabolo on 066 135 4349