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The impact of stress-related illnesses and psychological issues in the workplace

2018-06-19T09:27:43+00:00

GoLegal – Provided by: Cowan-Harper • By: Shahnaaz Bismilla & Kerry Gantley

The work environment has changed drastically over the last few years and as we transition to the fourth industrial revolution, employers need to be aware of the changing risks that business will face. With technology, we spend more time in meetings, at our desks [more…]

The impact of stress-related illnesses and psychological issues in the workplace 2018-06-19T09:27:43+00:00

Samwu planning protest, strike in Joburg

2018-06-19T09:20:01+00:00

Entities like clinics, libraries, Joburg Water, municipal police and Pikitup are allegedly ready to strike, but the city has received no such notice.

The South African Municipal Workers’ Union (Samwu) yesterday tabled a list of grievances to back up its plan of mobilising members to stage a protest against the Joburg city council.

Although falling [more…]

Samwu planning protest, strike in Joburg 2018-06-19T09:20:01+00:00

Roundup on Monday, 11 June 2018 of weekend labour reports

2018-06-12T12:21:22+00:00

TOP STORY – PUBLIC SECTOR WAGE DEAL

Majority of unions sign public sector wage agreement, PSA’s ‘day of rage’ on Monday cancelled

Fin24 reports that a majority of trade unions have signed the public sector wage agreement, meaning that it will be implemented.  The Public Service Coordinating Bargaining Council (PSCBC) issued a statement on Friday saying that 65.74% [more…]

Roundup on Monday, 11 June 2018 of weekend labour reports 2018-06-12T12:21:22+00:00

State leads the way in meeting employment equity targets

2018-06-08T07:50:10+00:00

The public service has met employment equity targets for racial quotas, Public Service and Administration Minister Ayanda Dlodlo says.

The government has been struggling to enforce transformation in the private sector, where the white population occupies about 72% of top management positions.

According to the Commission for Employment Equity’s annual report, just more than 73% of top [more…]

State leads the way in meeting employment equity targets 2018-06-08T07:50:10+00:00

Public sector wage deal inches closer as more unions sign

2018-06-08T07:47:31+00:00

The public sector wage agreement is close to being a done deal, with 48% of workers represented by trade unions at the Public Service Coordinating Bargaining Council (PSCBC) supporting the offer.

A majority of 50%+1 employee agreement is required to implement the deal.

“We are awaiting Nehawu (National Education Health and Allied Workers Union) to finalise their [more…]

Public sector wage deal inches closer as more unions sign 2018-06-08T07:47:31+00:00

Removing directors of a company

2018-05-23T09:23:46+00:00

The Companies Act, 71 of 2008, requires that the business and affairs of any company be managed by or under the direction of its board, which has the authority to exercise all of the powers and perform any of the functions of the company, except to the extent that the Companies Act or the [more…]

Removing directors of a company 2018-05-23T09:23:46+00:00

Water crisis – We need your vote to participate in “Water War Room”

2018-05-25T13:45:10+00:00

Water for Gauteng

At a strategic study of the Joburg Metro  in 2015 Cofesa’s team predicted a water crisis and urged government to bring water from the north to the Joburg Metro. We saw the opportunity to also bring trade and tourism to the Metro. This concept was published in NEPAD’S  yearbook as Trans Africa [more…]

Water crisis – We need your vote to participate in “Water War Room” 2018-05-25T13:45:10+00:00

Man who called colleague “swart man” living in apartheid past, ConCourt rules

2018-05-21T05:54:50+00:00

A man who called a colleague “swart man (black man)” over parking space at work has shown that he has not made a break with the country’s apartheid past, the Constitutional Court ruled on Thursday.

In a 27-page unanimous judgment, the Constitutional Court ruled that the order made by the Labour Appeal Court be set aside.

In [more…]

Man who called colleague “swart man” living in apartheid past, ConCourt rules 2018-05-21T05:54:50+00:00

Proposed minimum wage ‘too high for construction industry’

2018-05-11T08:01:33+00:00

A construction industry stakeholder has warned of a looming crisis in the multibillion-rand sector if the proposed R20 an hour national minimum wage (NMW) is implemented.

Gerald Ndlovu, founder and executive director of Black Suppliers, which focuses on the development of emerging building service providers, argued that the R20 an hour NMW was too high for the [more…]

Proposed minimum wage ‘too high for construction industry’ 2018-05-11T08:01:33+00:00

South Africa’s new road rules spell big trouble for anyone who drives for a living

2018-05-08T12:30:15+00:00

Both individual employees and entire businesses are likely to suffer the effects of the latest AARTO amendment and incoming demerit system.

This is according to Beata Warnich, associate at SchoemanLaw, who notes that the new system will introduce a ‘point system’ which will penalise drivers for traffic violations.

Traffic violations result in points being allocated to a [more…]

South Africa’s new road rules spell big trouble for anyone who drives for a living 2018-05-08T12:30:15+00:00

Satawu to engage workers on new offer as bus strike continues

2018-05-08T09:39:57+00:00

The bargaining council and the CCMA have proposed an offer of 8.75 percent for the first year and 8.25 percent for the second.

Bus commuters will have to find alternative transport until Wednesday when the South African Transport and Allied Workers Union (Satawu) will announce whether striking drivers have accepted an improved salary offer.

Satawu [more…]

Satawu to engage workers on new offer as bus strike continues 2018-05-08T09:39:57+00:00

Member NEWS

2018-05-04T10:06:42+00:00

Cofesa has been invited to comment on the review of the property clause in the Constitution before 31 May 2018 on the expropriation of land in the public interest without compensation.  The challenge is to change this threat into an opportunity to  increase agricultural production, improve food security and enlarge the economy.

Members are invited to [more…]

Member NEWS 2018-05-04T10:06:42+00:00

Ramaphosa calls for equal pay for men and women #MayDay

2018-05-02T13:58:04+00:00

African National Congress President Cyril Ramaphosa on Tuesday called for equal pay for men and women in South Africa.

Ramaphosa was speaking at a Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) May Day Rally held at a packed Isaac Wolfson Stadium in Port Elizabeth where he was warmly received by the crowds.

“We [more…]

Ramaphosa calls for equal pay for men and women #MayDay 2018-05-02T13:58:04+00:00

Pay hike to impact bus fares, bosses warn striking driver

2018-05-02T13:53:08+00:00

The Star reports that bus companies say that if they agree to the demands of striking workers, they might have to increase their fares.  Bus drivers have been in a three-week-long strike over salary increases.

They are demanding a 9.5% salary hike, while the employers are offering a 9% [more…]

Pay hike to impact bus fares, bosses warn striking driver 2018-05-02T13:53:08+00:00

On a need to know basis: What is an employer entitled to know at interview stage?

2018-04-26T14:32:47+00:00

It goes without saying that employers need to be able to trust their employees. Trust is the cornerstone of any relationship, and an employment relationship is no exception. Employees and employers have very specific rights in terms of common law, as well as labour legislation, and balancing these rights is crucial to a fair and [more…]

On a need to know basis: What is an employer entitled to know at interview stage? 2018-04-26T14:32:47+00:00

Everything you need to know about Wednesday’s general strike

2018-04-24T11:42:04+00:00

When: Wednesday 25 April 2018

How: Section 77 of the Labour Relations Act (LRA) allows workers to undertake protected strike action to promote their social and economic interests. Saftu’s application to the Section 77 Sub-Committee of the National Economic Development and Labour Council (Nedlac) was unsuccessful but three trade unions affiliated to Saftu; NUPSAW, ICTU and [more…]

Everything you need to know about Wednesday’s general strike 2018-04-24T11:42:04+00:00

PoPI – Protection of Personal Information act

2018-04-24T11:58:53+00:00

The Protection of Personal Information (PoPI) Bill was enacted by Parliament early in 2014. This new Act will allow organisations only one year to comply from inception and some pretty strict penalties will be levied against organisations and individuals that intentionally continue to ignore the correct governance when interacting with individuals and their information. Over [more…]

PoPI – Protection of Personal Information act 2018-04-24T11:58:53+00:00

No minimum wage deal by Workers’ Day – Oliphant

2018-03-27T16:19:10+00:00

Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant placed the responsibility for government’s inability to enact the laws which will animate the national minimum wage at the feet of the National Economic Development and Labour Council (Nedlac) and Parliament.

Speaking to reporters in Cape Town on Monday evening, she said, however, that [more…]

No minimum wage deal by Workers’ Day – Oliphant 2018-03-27T16:19:10+00:00