JMPD’s new shift system to boost officer morale
Following years of deliberations, the City is happy to announce that the Local Labour Forum (LLF), finally agreed and signed the new framework and shift system for all employees that are ordinarily expected to work shifts.
This has been on the City’s agenda since 2008. This collective agreement is in line with basic conditions of service. The agreement includes a five shift system from the shift chapter, where different Local Management Committees will deliberate on and choose the suitable shifts for their respective departments.
Member of the Mayoral Committee for Group Corporate and Shared Services in the City of Joburg, Cllr Ntombi Khumalo, applauded all parties for deliberations and agreement on this shift chapter.
“I’m extremely excited to announce that the JMPD Police Chief David Tembe will hit the ground running with JMPD having already chose to work the four days in and four days out shift system starting on 01 July 2018.
Due to the intensity and the nature of their work, it is important that our employees in this space get enough rest and still meet their required hours,” said MMC Khumalo.
MMC for Public Safety, Cllr Sun who played a crucial role in the deliberations towards this agreement was also in attendance. Expressing his reaction to this milestone MMC Sun said
“We heard the cries of our own staff members in JMPD and we are determined to make sure that the revised shift chapter be implemented.
“The new shift system will now see our officers work twelve hours a day for four days and rest for four days, whereas previously they would work eight hours.
The new shift system will allow them to be revitalised and well rested to come back and tackle the crime and grime in the City.”
MMC Khumalo said she was encouraged by the positive attitude and commitment shown by all members of the forum and the good spirit displayed in the meeting when dealing with issues affecting employees.