Popcru FS in draining salary negotiations

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GALOOME SHOPANE The sick leave bookings of the 158 Mangaung maximum correctional centre’s officials have nothing to do with salary negotiations.

This is according to Popcru provincial secretary, Rankele Msinto.

Msinto says even though the negotiations have been hauling for months, its members are satisfied with the current progress.

Msinto says “the negotiations have been going on for six months.”

“In fact negotiations started on the 26th of November in 2012,” states Msinto.

He says “in March this year they declared a dispute after an extensive engagement.”

Msinto further explained that “we are currently in a process of arbitration that we’ll have to sit from the 26th to the 28th of this month.”

Msinto says Popcru demands housing allowance and a 7% salary increase from the privately run correctional centre. He says as a union they have been positive and progressive, and the problem has always been with the employer.