It is all systems go for the 10th POPCRU National Congress

The Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU) will be holding its 10th National Congress from the 6th to the 10th of November 2023 at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre (ICC) in Durban, under the theme “Building a sustainable organisation in defence of collective bargaining.”

The congress will be attended by 1300 POPCRU delegates from across our structures nationally; COSATU affiliates representatives, the alliance, departments within the Criminal Justice Cluster, local and international guests.

It will be preceded by a memorial lecture in commemoration of our former 2nd Vice President Pretty Shuping, which will be held on Sunday, 5 November 2023 at the same Congress venue from 15h00.

The 10th POPCRU National Congress will report on the work done since the last congress, take stock of the state of the organisation, reflect on the course of the National Democratic Revolution and the international context in which it takes place.

In these reports, we analyse the state of the organisation, we also present to the congress a comprehensive activity report which covers all the activities of the union’s structures, head office departments, provinces, and affiliates.

As it takes place, we will be expecting principals from the departments we organise in to address members on specific strategic issues of concern, and the direction the various departments are considering.

It takes place just after our Provincial Shop Stewards Councils (PSCs) had convened to express themselves on a variety of issues, most notably, the continuing challenges faced within institutions, frustrations over the non-implementation of signed agreements, the deteriorating extent of members’ working conditions and the lack of career growth across the public service, and most specifically within the criminal justice cluster to name a few.

This upcoming 10th POPCRU National Congress will be making introspection into how we have fared thus far, and review the mandate delegates will be outlining for the next four years by looking into new ways of addressing existing and new challenges faced.Issued by POPCRU on 03/11/2023

For more information contact:Richard Mamabolo
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