South Africa 9.6.2015 07:15 pm

Tomorrow’s news today: Police, doctors and municipal strike

FILE PICTURE: Members of the South African Police Services. Picture: Morapedi Mashashe

FILE PICTURE: Members of the South African Police Services. Picture: Morapedi Mashashe

Less than a week after four people were killed inside Alexandra police station, another policeman was shot and seriously wounded in the Dunnottar police station, near Springs, on Monday.

Police stations under siege

Less than a week after four people were killed inside Alexandra police station, another policeman was shot and seriously wounded in the Dunnottar police station, near Springs, on Monday.

On Wednesday last week, Major Thomas Moetloe and three other people were gunned down by Constable Ronnie Masie at the Alex police station.

Masie was subsequently killed by tactical response team members when he opened fire on them.

SA on mission to get medics back

South Africa is brokering a deal with the UK to get some SA doctors and nurses back home.

Briefing the select committee on appropriations in parliament yesterday, director-general of the department of health Malebona Matsoso said there was no systematic way of getting SA doctors and nurses back to South Africa.

The department was working with the Nursing Council of the UK and other councils.

Municipal union considers strike

The impact of a looming municipal workers’ strike would be massive and devastating, the SA Local Government Association (Salga) said yesterday.

Salga’s remarks followed the announcement by the SA Municipal Workers Union (Samwu) that they had declared a dispute with the employer after the parties could not come to an agreement in wage talks. Labour initially demanded a 15% wage increase, but later revised that to 11%.

The employer, Salga, is offering an improved 5.9% salary increase for all employees.

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