Traffic sirens blared in the Port Elizabeth city centre yesterday as angry traffic cops demanded the city cough up about R52-million owed to them for overtime dating back to 2006.
The protesting officers picketed outside City Hall and the council chambers at the Woolboard Exchange building, with the ear-splitting sirens of about 25 traffic vehicles going off at the same time.
A workshop for councillors was being held at the Woolboard building at the time.
The protest began at about 9am and lasted for about three hours before the traffic cops were called into a meeting with their municipal bosses.
The officers wanted their managers to commit to a date on which the municipality would pay them for overtime worked on Sunday shifts since 1996.
But they said they would accept the money owing from between 2006 and June last year, as long as it was in their accounts by Tuesday next week.
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