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southafricalogoBusinessLive reports that negotiations began on Tuesday between the Department of Home Affairs and three unions on the terms applicable to a new Saturday shift.  

The unions — the Public Servants Association (PSA); the National Education Health and Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu) and the National Union of Public Service and Allied Workers (Nupsaw)  — convinced the General Public Service Bargaining Council to reverse the department’s decision compelling employees to work Saturday shifts.  he talks are expected to conclude on Thursday.  Home Affairs director-general Mkuseli Apleni indicated that, while unions were looking for overtime compensation, that was unsustainable.  Nehawu’s December Mavuso, said while the union was willing to negotiate, he was not willing to except Apleni’s claim that the department could not afford to pay overtime.

  • Read this report by Khulekani Magubane in full at BusinessLive

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