Item 1454 - President Mandela's meeting with POPCRU

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President Mandela's meeting with POPCRU

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  • 1997-06-10 (Creation)

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Transcription of speech made by Mr Mandela

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(18 July 1918-5 December 2013)

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Migrated from the Nelson Mandela Speeches Database (Sep-2018).

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President Nelson Mandela met a delegation of POPCRU at the Union Buildings this morning.
The delegation gave the President a memorandum which contained their grievances. The President pointed out to the delegation that the Commissioner of Police, George Fivaz had also submitted a memorandum which countered a number of their complaints.
After a lengthy and frank exchange, it was agreed that a further round of discussions should take place in two weeks time in which the national and provincial leadership of POPCRU would be present.
The President however wishes to emphasise that his discussions with POPCRU shall not supplant the existing collective bargaining forums.
President Nelson Mandela indicated that while he appreciated the frustration and difficulties POPCRU was encountering, he did not believe that their current actions would advance their cause and the efforts to bring safety and security to all the citizens of the country.
10 June 1997 Issued by the Office of the President

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Acquisition method: Hardcopy ; Source: Nelson Mandela Foundation. Accessioned on 08/02/2010 by Zintle Bambata

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