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Department of Labour winds Contract Cleaning Sector national public hearings to review minimum wage and now awaits determination

2018-11-12T19:54:15+00:00

The Bargaining Forum in the Contract Cleaning Sector has proposed revised wages ahead of the review of the current sectoral determination.

The Department of Labour had in the past two weeks started a high-level series of national public hearings on the Contract Cleaning sector. The purpose of the nationwide public hearings was to consult interested parties [more…]

Department of Labour winds Contract Cleaning Sector national public hearings to review minimum wage and now awaits determination 2018-11-12T19:54:15+00:00

Ignoring CCMA Awards

2018-11-09T09:14:04+00:00

When the CCMA makes an award for the reinstatement of an employee who has been unfairly dismissed or suspended, it seldom goes down well. But what happens if the employer ignores the award?

In the case of Ilembe Outsourcing and Recruitment c.c. and others v Nosango (2018), the Labour Appeal Court (LAC) was faced with a [more…]

Ignoring CCMA Awards 2018-11-09T09:14:04+00:00

What you need to know about notice periods, termination pay and the BCEA

2018-11-06T10:30:34+00:00

BizCommunity | 29 Oct 2018

If you have signed an employment contract that specifies something different to the Basic Conditions of Employment Act (BCEA), this will supersede what’s outlined in the Act provided that there is agreement between the parties and the conditions specified are not less favourable than the BCEA, warns Cathie Webb, member (and [more…]

What you need to know about notice periods, termination pay and the BCEA 2018-11-06T10:30:34+00:00

Unfair discrimination on the ground of disability – Employers should proceed with caution to avoid getting “burnt”

2018-11-02T11:10:44+00:00

GoLegal Provided By ENSafrica By Andi Michalow

Two interesting South African decisions, both dealing with the employment of firefighters, illustrate important principles relating to potential claims where an employee alleges unfair discrimination on the basis of a disability or an analogous ground.

The case of South African Municipal Workers Union obo Damons v City of Cape [more…]

Unfair discrimination on the ground of disability – Employers should proceed with caution to avoid getting “burnt” 2018-11-02T11:10:44+00:00

Unfair discrimination – What is the burden of proof?

2018-10-23T13:44:43+00:00
Provided by Cowan-Harper • By Tanya Mulligan

Introduction

In the recent reportable case of Sasol Chemical Operations (Pty) Ltd v CCMA and others (29 August 2018) ZALCJHB 2680/16 the Labour Court evaluated the evidentiary burden placed on employees who contend that they have been subjected to unfair discrimination during their employment. The employee [more…]

Unfair discrimination – What is the burden of proof? 2018-10-23T13:44:43+00:00

Pensions of more than 80,000 security guards at risk

2018-10-23T13:29:56+00:00

More than 300 cases are currently being fought in court against employers

The Private Security Sector Provident Fund (PSSPF) is fighting 315 court battles against employers who are failing to comply with rules, putting the pensions of more than 80,000 security guards at risk.

The Fund has more than 242,600 registered members, of whom over [more…]

Pensions of more than 80,000 security guards at risk 2018-10-23T13:29:56+00:00

Labour Court rules in favour of Numsa in ongoing plastics industry strike

2018-10-23T13:26:44+00:00

JOHANNESBURG – The Labour Court in Johannesburg on Friday ruled in favour of the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) and dismissed an urgent application by employers to interdict a strike in the plastics industry.

This comes after more than 10,000 Numsa members on Monday embarked on strike to demand a living wage and [more…]

Labour Court rules in favour of Numsa in ongoing plastics industry strike 2018-10-23T13:26:44+00:00

South African Human Rights Commission identifies issues with affirmative action and employment equity provisions

2018-10-23T13:24:32+00:00

The South African Human Rights Commission (the “Commission”) is mandated by section 184 of the Constitution to promote respect for human rights and a culture of human rights; to promote the protection, development and attainment of human rights; and to monitor and assess the observance of human rights in [more…]

South African Human Rights Commission identifies issues with affirmative action and employment equity provisions 2018-10-23T13:24:32+00:00

A new Tobacco Bill and a workplace smoking ban: employers should review their smoking policies

2018-10-23T13:11:49+00:00

Provided By Eversheds Sutherland By Sandra Milo

In line with global trends the South African legislature has drafted the Control of Tobacco Products and Electronic Delivery Systems Bill 2018 (“the Bill”), which is likely to be passed into law [more…]

A new Tobacco Bill and a workplace smoking ban: employers should review their smoking policies 2018-10-23T13:11:49+00:00

EE Amendment Bill proposes for sectoral targets

2018-10-17T11:46:36+00:00

The Department of Labour says the Employment Equity (EE) Amendment Bill and Regulations is proposing the establishment of sectoral targets to enable employers to transform workplaces.

Department of Labour Deputy Director of the Employment Equity (EE) Directorate, Masilo Lefika, said the EE amendments and Regulations have proposed for the establishment of 18 sectors as per the [more…]

EE Amendment Bill proposes for sectoral targets 2018-10-17T11:46:36+00:00

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