Department of Labour


1 December 2018 saw the first amendment of the 2014 Immigration Regulations come into effect (First Amendment). Rumours of the First Amendment caused a fair bit of panic, for fear of a complete system overhaul, but the changes were not quite as Trump-esque as initially anticipated.

The Department of Labour has warned members of the public of a bogus website that promises to help people to get their benefits from the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF).

The Department of Labour has warned employers of a man pretending to be one of the department’s inspectors.

Officials are considering extending the unemployment insurance claims
benefits period for workers from the current period of six months to a year,
says Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant.

The Department of Labour has received an unqualified audit opinion for the
third year in a row, the office of the Auditor-General told Parliament?s Portfolio
Committee on Labour.

Violent strikes are seen as a threat to genuine collective bargaining and are
said to undermine worker demands. Minister Mildred Oliphant has called on
workers to conduct peaceful protests.

The Department of Labour has expressed a desire to integrate social benefit
schemes under its administration and improve on their operational efficiency
and, the public servants are looking to China for some pointers.


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