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Polokwane traffic officers strike called off


The strike by Traffic Officers in the employ of Polokwane Municipality that started yesterday (Wednesday) morning was called off later in the morning after negotiations between the employees and the municipality took place.
Officials of the Provincial Traffic Department had to be called in to render essential services while the strike was still on.
Acting Communications and Marketing Manager of the municipality, Matshidiso Mot­hapo confirmed later on Wednesday morning that the parties had agreed to engage in negotiations regarding the issues that prompted the strike and added that the necessary procedures were not followed to facilitate the strike, hence it was unprotected.
A source informed Polokwane Observer that the strike was the result of dissatisfaction regarding issues such as unpaid overtime, non-availability of vehicles and the fact that officials had to surrender their firearms.