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southafricalogoEWN reports that Wednesday is D-day for the Department of Home Affairs to find out if unions will embark on a potentially crippling strike at its offices.  The dispute is over work on Saturdays and whether staff should be paid overtime for such work or receive a day off instead.  

The department said it met with unions at arbitration at the bargaining council on Monday.  The parties were scheduled to make a submission to the arbitrator, but while the department presented its offer, the unions were not ready and were given until Wednesday to make their submission.  The arbitrator is scheduled to make a decision today (Wednesday), which will indicate whether the unions may proceed with their intended strike.  Director-General Mkuseli Apleni said last week that all Home Affairs offices would be affected, included ports of entry and refugee centres.

  • A short report by Barry Bateman is at EWN
  • Read too, Vakbond wil binnelandse sake tot stilstand bring, at Netwerk24 (limit on access)

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