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Police Unions Call For Re-Enlistment Of Ex Police Members

Police unions in Cape Town have expressed concern over police management’s alleged failure to execute a decision to re-enlist professional officers who ledailyn good standing.

South Africa Union acting deputy general secretary Peter Ntsime said the alarmingly high rate of casualties among police officers due to Covid-19 coerced the unions to call for the re-enlistment of former officers who wanted to rejoin  the police despite the rank they held when they left  

     The spokesperson for police and prisons civil rights union, Ric said the police was one of the departments hit hardest by the Covid19 pandemic, which had drastically changed work and living conditions

Mamabolo noted that  with the extensive   changes to the normal ways of life, they had seen an increase in the  ss of lives, while many continued to be infected on a daily basis.

He said there were 26 861 infections and 520 deaths within the police force so far.

Ntsime said after the Safety and Security Sectoral Bargaining Council (SSSBC) negotiations in September last year, a decision by the council was reached between the police management and the union regarding the reenlistment.

“We are now concerned that at the end of March it will be one year since the country went into lockdown, and still there has not been any progress regarding

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