MEDIA STATEMENT BY THE
INKATHA FREEDOM PARTY


Police Salary Increase Agreement Must be Honoured

21 January 2014    

 

The IFP calls on the police, the Prisons Civil Rights Union (Popcru) and the South African Police Union (SAPU) to urgently honour the salary increases which are in line with an agreement signed in 2011 for office workers in police stations countrywide.

 

IFP spokesperson on Police, MP Velaphi Ndlovu said "The unions have failed to look after its members' interests. The union must urgently resolve this issue before any legal court battles start. We also wonder why some workers have received their salary increases but others have not".

 

Workers now realise that their union leaders are not representing their interests effectively on this or other matters, as most of them are uniformed police officers and they are not necessarily affected by this process.

 

 "The police management must implement the agreement which was signed at the Safety and Security Sectoral Bargaining Council. This issue has been dragging on for too long now; it must be settled" said Ndlovu.

 

The IFP will write to the minister of police and the national police commissioner, requesting them to provide answers as to why the process of implementing the salary increase agreement and the issue of job grading have been dragging for so long and when they will be implemented.

 

Issued by: IFP Spokesperson on Police, Mr Velaphi Ndlovu MP, 083 625 0803

 

For Media Enquiries contact:

 

Mr Phendulani Biyase, IFP Media Liaison Officer on 073 024 5675