Today's Labour News

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southafricalogoEWN reports that the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) has apologised for the closure of its offices today (15 July) as negotiations over Saturday shifts continue with its employees.  

The DHA’s staff threatened to go on a nationwide strike last month after the department issued a notice forcing them to work on weekends without monetary compensation for overtime.  Unions called off the strike when the DHA offered to retract the statement and discuss a mutually beneficial way for the offices to be opened on Saturdays.  The department’s David Hlabane said:  “We have not yet resolved but discussions are still continuing and we’re still hoping for a resolution to the matter.”

  • A short report by Hitekani Magwedze is at EWN
  • Read the DHA’s short press statement in this regard at SA Govt online

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