Police given interdict to stop 10111 protesters

File: The Labour Court has warned striking 10111 workers not to damage property at the Midrand offices of the crime emergency call centre. Photo: Pixabay / ElasticComputeFarm

JOHANNESBURG - The Labour Court has granted the SA Police Service (SAPS) an interdict against unlawful protests by employees of its 10111 emergency call service.

The interdict prevents striking workers from intimidating other employees at its offices in Midrand. It also warns them against damaging property.

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The police approached the Labour Court for the interdict on Friday, saying non-striking employees were being intimidated.

It claims that state vehicles were damaged during pickets on Thursday.

Members of the SA Policing Union (Sapu) have been on strike for a week over pay demands.

The workers affiliated Sapu first downed tools last month after wage negotiations deadlocked, but then temporarily suspended the action while the matter went to the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA).

Police say they remain committed to the negotiation process.

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