The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) supports the Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU) national march tomorrow in Pretoria.
POPCRU will be marching for the implementation of the following demands:
POPCRU members will be marching for, among others, the full implementation of all signed agreements and resolutions, the restructuring of the South African Police Service, nationalisation of traffic, proper tools of trade, an end to police killings, the finalisation of grading of PSA Appointees levels, the finalisation of shift patterns, payments of outstanding Occupation Specific Dispensation (OSD) in Correctional services and promotion policy.
As NUM, we believe that the demands by POPCRU are urgent and must be addressed now. The NUM also strongly condemns the ongoing killings of the committed, dedicated and indefatigable police officers in this country by criminals. The killings of the police officers must come to an end. It is a worrying situation and is unacceptable. We, therefore, support the call by POPCRU for the Minister of Police, Minister Bheki Cele, to put up measures to ensure the safety of police officers.
Issued by NUM