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

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