Today's Labour News

newsThis news aggregator site highlights South African labour news from a wide range of internet and print sources. Each posting has a synopsis of the source article, together with a link or reference to the original. Postings cover the range of labour related matters from industrial relations to generalist human resources.

durbanNews24 reports that eThekwini metro police will no longer be using breathalysers at roadblocks for fear of spreading coronavirus, according to a social media post by metro police head Steve Middleton.  

The announcement was reportedly made via a voice note which was widely shared.  Middleton then took to social media to confirm this, indicating as follows:  Just to inform I am aware of my voice note having gone viral about no Breatherlysers at ETHEKWINI DURBAN Metro Police Roadblocks, there will be a newspaper article soon.”  He said the decision was in the interest of officers and the public at large, adding that the moratorium on breathalysers "in no way negates the enforcement practice for the infringement of drunken driving", but rather reduces "risk to life and limb we currently face aligned to the spread of the coronavirus".

  • Read the original of the report in the above regard by Nicole McCain at News24

Get other news reports at the SA Labour News home page