File image: SAPS workers from the Pinelands SAPS Community Service seen picketing as 10111 call centre staff demand increased salary.

CAPE TOWN - South African Police Service Call Centre staff across the country, will today, picket again reaffirming their salary increase demands.

Secretary General for the South African Policing Union, Oscar Skommere says this matter dates back to the tenure of former National Police Commissioner, Riah Piyega in 2013.

"Call Centre agents call for a salary increase from Level 5 to Level 7, this has been a long call for, these workers deserve a fair compensation," Skommere added.

Call centre agents say they can no longer accept being underpaid and say they will now remain on an indefinite strike after negotiations at the CCMA, ENW reported.

According to the SAPS statement, SAPS will this morning file an application in the Labour Court against SAPU to prevent unlawful conduct by the protesters in Midrand.

SAPS says it will today seat in a meeting with both SAPU and POPCRU to find a way forward in resolving the strike.

SAPU confirmed that it will form part of the meeting.