Paying overtime is not sustainable at the moment - DG Home Affairs

The Department of Home Affairs says it is still in negotiations with various labour unions to discuss overtime payments.

Members of the Public Servants Association (PSA), the National Health, Education and Allied Workers Union (Nehawu) and the National Union of Public Service and Allied Workers (Nupsaw) have been in disputes over working hours, refusing to volunteer on Saturdays.

On Friday the department advised citizens that Home Affairs’ offices would be closed on Saturday, 1 July.

Director general at the department, Mkuseli Apleni says a looming strike was averted and that they are in talks to resolve the matter this week.

One of the unions had intended to be on strike and there was an intervention to avert the strike with an understanding that there would be minimum disruption with relation to working on Saturdays. We are back at the negotiation table which have now started.

Mkuseli Apleni, director general Department of Home Affairs

He says paying overtime is not sustainable at the moment.

That is what they are saying, we are saying lets find a lasting solution, whether it will involve overtime or not, at this stage overtime is not sustainable, but those are matters we are negotiating with the unions.

Mkuseli Apleni, director general Department of Home Affairs

Click on the link below to listen to the full audio....


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
Opposition MPs pushing for Parly to summon Hlengiwe Mkhize and Malusi Gigaba

Opposition MPs pushing for Parly to summon Hlengiwe Mkhize and Malusi Gigaba

Both ministers have failed to arrive for a meeting to discuss the decision to grant the Gupta family citizenship.

The spies at Saxonwold

The spies at Saxonwold

Associates of the Gupta family spied on Julius Malema, Trevor Manuel and his wife, Maria Ramos.

EFF says Malusi Gigaba and DHA helped the Guptas spy on Julius Malema

EFF says Malusi Gigaba and DHA helped the Guptas spy on Julius Malema

The Economic Freedom Fighters intends laying criminal charges against the Gupta Family for spying on Malema.

MPs want Parly committee to summon Gigaba, Apleni over Gupta citizenship

MPs want Parly committee to summon Gigaba, Apleni over Gupta citizenship

Home Affairs DG Apleni was meant to answer before Parliament about how the Guptas were granted citizenship, but did not attend.

Home Affairs DG fails to appear before Parliament due to double booking

Home Affairs DG fails to appear before Parliament due to double booking

Home Affairs Director-General Mkuseli Apleni was expected to answer questions about the Gupta family's unlawful naturalisation.

[LISTEN] Home Affairs says Ajay Gupta was never a SA citizen - Eusebius responds

[LISTEN] Home Affairs says Ajay Gupta was never a SA citizen - Eusebius responds

A statement released by Home Affairs confirms that Ajay Gupta only has a permanent resident permit and is not a citizen of SA.

"Malema has a right to challenge Gigaba's decision naturalising Gupta family"

"Malema has a right to challenge Gigaba's decision naturalising Gupta family"

Immigration Attorney Gary Eisenberg says letters from then Home Affairs Minister, Malusi Gigaba contradict Home Affairs policy.

'Malusi Gigaba should not be anywhere near the nation’s coffers!'

'Malusi Gigaba should not be anywhere near the nation’s coffers!'

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Financial Mail Deputy Editor Sikonathi Mantshantsha.

Popular articles
EFF: Pauli van Wyk and Marianne Thamm are working with Gordhan and Hanekom

EFF: Pauli van Wyk and Marianne Thamm are working with Gordhan and Hanekom

Economic Freedom Fighters Mbuyiseni Ndlozi explains why it banned the Daily Maverick and amaBhungane from attending its events.

Burger King rebrands as Bacon King (but drops 'ham' from the word 'hamburger')

Burger King rebrands as Bacon King (but drops 'ham' from the word 'hamburger')

"They seem to have succumbed to consumer pressure," says branding and advertising expert Andy Rice.

It is sickening what Thabo Mbeki said, callers tell Eusebius

It is sickening what Thabo Mbeki said, callers tell Eusebius

Callers on the open line critique the former president's tribute to Robert Mugabe and say he rewrote history.

'I am proud of Ndlovu Youth Choir's performance on AGT,' says conductor

'I am proud of Ndlovu Youth Choir's performance on AGT,' says conductor

Ralf Schmitt weighs in on the incredible achievement of performing in the finals of America's Got Talent.

[WATCH] Reporter saying dead man 'was unavailable for comment,' goes viral

[WATCH] Reporter saying dead man 'was unavailable for comment,' goes viral

Khabazela shares tweets and Facebook posts that have gone viral.

[WATCH] Mzansi's Ndlovu Youth Choir's wows at AGT finale, voting is underway

[WATCH] Mzansi's Ndlovu Youth Choir's wows at AGT finale, voting is underway

South Africa waits with bated breath as the countdown to the winner of America's Got Talent begins.

10 unexpected things that most truly rich people have in common

10 unexpected things that most truly rich people have in common

Personal finance expert Warren Ingram on the money values that those "worth" R40 million or more almost invariably have in common.

Forensic investigator pokes holes in Watson death probe

Forensic investigator pokes holes in Watson death probe

The recent findings of a private pathologist ruled out suicide as the cause of death of the former Bosasa boss.

[WATCH] Man and woman assaulting a motorist goes viral, for the wrong reasons

[WATCH] Man and woman assaulting a motorist goes viral, for the wrong reasons

Khabazela shares tweets and Facebook posts that have gone viral.