The South African Police Service (SAPS) employees in emergency unit 10111 call centers will on Tuesday embark on strike over salary increment.
The South African Police Union representing workers says the salary dispute has been dragged out since 2013.
Employees say they will voice out their complaints as they march to the offices of Police Minister Fikile Mbalula.
The Union has threatened a complete shutdown if Mbalula doesn’t resolve the matter; the call center is operating on skeleton staff.
The police union’s Oscar Skommere says the salaries of call center operators are inconsistent with other government officials doing the same job.
“If there is no positive intervention we will have to shut down 10111 in the country because we won’t be able to operate until this matter has been resolved.”