Ipid investigators threaten strike over unpaid R100m

Ipid investigators threaten strike over unpaid R100m

Labour Court. Picture: George Herald

‘The only language that government entities understand is a strike and that is exactly what we are going to do,’ a senior investigator said.

A crisis is looming at the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) as investigators threaten a strike over the police watchdog’s consistent failure to comply with a Labour Court order to pay more than R100 million in backdated salaries and benefits. The court order, stemming from the provisions of Section 23 of the Ipid Act 1 of 2011 pertaining to the conditions of service of all investigators up to level 14, brings Ipid investigators onto the same salary and benefit levels as their SA Police Service (SAPS) counterparts. The Act came into effect in April 2012 but the police watchdog failed...




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