Today's Labour News

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newsThe Mercury reports that motorists who have still not received their driving licence cards and whose temporary licences have expired might have to reapply for another temporary driving licence.  

A labour dispute has led to a nationwide backlog in the issuing of driving licence cards, with some motorists having waited for up to four months.  In October, the Department of Transport advised all those waiting for their new driving licences to get a temporary licence.  However, temporary licences have now also expired.  The backlog is a result of industrial action that started in July at the Driving Licensing Card and Account (DLCA) in Gauteng.  The DLCA is the only national government department responsible for the printing of all driving licence cards for both provincial and municipal licensing centres.  In KwaZulu-Natal, the issuing of driving licences would usually take three to six weeks for delivery of the new licence card, but since the strike some people have waited for more than four months.  The wait might be even longer as the entire production team at DLCA has not been allowed to work until they sign their contracts.

  • Read the full original report by Kailene Pillay at The Mercury

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