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Private Security Bargaining Council

2018-08-29T15:14:07+00:00

The Registrar of Labour has approved the registration of a Bargaining Council for the Private Security Industry with effect from 01 July 2018. A wage agreement was reached with SATAWU in terms of which a 7% across the board increase was granted to SIRA members backdated to 01 April 2018.

As this has not as yet [more…]

Private Security Bargaining Council 2018-08-29T15:14:07+00:00

Compliance with the Protection of Personal Information Act: are you ready?

2018-08-16T20:33:33+00:00

The Protection of Personal Information Act, 2013 (or “POPI” as it has colloquially become known) promotes the protection of personal information by requiring that public and private bodies comply with certain standards when collecting, processing, storing and sharing personal information. While POPI has yet to come into effect, there have been some developments moving it [more…]

Compliance with the Protection of Personal Information Act: are you ready? 2018-08-16T20:33:33+00:00

Further proposed changes to the generic B-BBEE Codes

2018-08-14T06:36:52+00:00

Provided by: ENSafrica By: Leigh Lambrechts

The South African Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Act, 2003 (the “B-BBEE Act”) is the current framework regulating broad-based black economic empowerment (”B-BBEE”). The Revised B-BBEE Codes, published in October 2013, detail how B-BBEE scores are to be measured for purposes of the B-BBEE Act, taking into account:

Further proposed changes to the generic B-BBEE Codes 2018-08-14T06:36:52+00:00

Protest action on 1 August 2018

2018-08-01T09:07:15+00:00

This protest action is as far as we know not a trade union initiative but a ‘mass action campaign’ by women (The Total Shutdown’?) and therefore does not fall under S77 of the LRA and has not been approved by NEDLAC in terms of the Labour Relations Act and therefore it will be within the [more…]

Protest action on 1 August 2018 2018-08-01T09:07:15+00:00

A Blow to Labour Brokers / TES with ConCourt Decision

2018-07-27T09:27:17+00:00

Comment

There is nothing to prevent an employer retaining the services of a ‘contractor’ on a fixed term contract lasting more than 3 months if they can justify the reason for it being a fixed term contract (e.g. build this house, install this pipe-line).

This ruling does not apply to employees earning over R17 120 per month. [more…]

A Blow to Labour Brokers / TES with ConCourt Decision 2018-07-27T09:27:17+00:00

ConCourt ruling deals a blow to labour brokers

2018-07-27T08:30:36+00:00

Labour brokers have been dealt a major blow after the Constitutional Court ruled on Thursday that they were not dual employers when their clients absorbed contract workers as permanent staff.

The landmark ruling will change the nature of labour broking in SA.

Recent amendments to the Labour Relations Act (LRA) dictate that [more…]

ConCourt ruling deals a blow to labour brokers 2018-07-27T08:30:36+00:00

There has to be a better, less expensive way to resolve labour disputes without resort to strikes

2018-07-26T07:55:06+00:00

Theto Mahlakoana analyses the Department of Labour’s recently released 2017 Industrial Action report and concludes that the report shows once more that there are no winners when workers head for the picket line, but the biggest loser is labour.

In 2017 workers lost R251m in wages, compared with R161m in 2016, a 56% increase. Industrial action [more…]

There has to be a better, less expensive way to resolve labour disputes without resort to strikes 2018-07-26T07:55:06+00:00

Workers plan to shut down roads as another petrol price hike looms

2018-07-24T08:03:28+00:00

City Press reports that a newly formed organisation called People Against Petrol and Paraffin Price Increases (Pappi) plans to shut down the country’s roads on Friday to protest against rising fuel prices.

In May the petrol price increased by 82c a litre and went up a further 26c earlier this month. Diesel and paraffin increased by [more…]

Workers plan to shut down roads as another petrol price hike looms 2018-07-24T08:03:28+00:00

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