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
Dubai-based Mara Group opens South Africa’s first smartphone factory

Dubai-based Mara Group opens South Africa’s first smartphone factory

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Toby Shapshak (Publisher at Stuff magazine) about the R1.5 billion investment.

'We discuss stocks and options with our children at the dinner table'

'We discuss stocks and options with our children at the dinner table'

Bruce Whitfield interviews Basetsana Kumalo about her attitude to money (hopes and fears, successes and failures, etc.).

'Had abuser been a male teacher, we would have had a crazy outcry from society'

'Had abuser been a male teacher, we would have had a crazy outcry from society'

Pundits discuss the sexual misconduct allegations at Bishops Diocesan College in Cape Town.

[WATCH] Boy explaining what he heard when parents had sex goes viral

[WATCH] Boy explaining what he heard when parents had sex goes viral

Khabazela shares tweets and Facebook posts that have gone viral.

It's VW, but not as you know it - Why did Volkswagen change its logo?

It's VW, but not as you know it - Why did Volkswagen change its logo?

John Maytham asks what's behind Volkswagen's new-look logo...

[WATCH] Woman faints after hairdresser cuts 12-inch hair without telling her

[WATCH] Woman faints after hairdresser cuts 12-inch hair without telling her

Khabazela shares tweets and Facebook posts that have gone viral.