POPCRU to picket at the SAPS HQ over trainees’ conditions

The Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU) in Gauteng province will be having a picket at the South African Police Service (SAPS) headquarters in Pretoria, where a memorandum of demands will be handed over to the National Police Commissioner over the inhumane, undue conditions trainees are being subjected to, including demanding answers for the discrepancies which led to over 545 trainees not having received their stipends over the past 2 months.

This picket will be taking place following various other pickets which have recently taken place in the DCS in the Groenpunt and Sasolburg Correctional Centres, wherein the management wants  to impose illegal shift patterns, and another at the Malmesbury Correctional Centre in the Western Cape Province wherein members are dissatisfied over a long list of outstanding matters, including the lack of adequate security at various correctional centres which have seen numerous escapes at the centre, the shortage of personnel, illegal shift patterns, the lack of promotion policy and the discrimination against members’ spouses, wherein the department introduced  a policy instructing members to declare if they are married or are having any affairs with foreign nationals.

These pickets are a clear indication yet of brewing dissatisfaction among members of the criminal justice cluster who have for far too long been subjected to unsavoury working conditions and are increasingly running out of patience. They are also part of a build-up towards the POPCRU National Day of Action as determined by the recent provincial congresses across the country.

The Gauteng picket will be taking place as follows;

Wednesday, 22 June 2022

SAPS HQ, Pretoria

10am to 2pm

Media houses are hereby invited to cover the handing over of the memorandum of demands.

Issued by POPCRU on 15/06/2022

For more information contact please contact Richard Mamabolo on 066 135 4349