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Wage agreement ends postal strike

The South African Post Office (SAPO) and trade unions have reached an agreement on salary adjustments, bringing an end to the two-week postal strike...

3 days ago

When is hearsay evidence enough in a labour dispute case?

The Labour Court in South Africa was recently tasked with considering the weight that should be attached to the transcribed record of an internal disciplinary hearing...

By Lauren Salt and JJ van der Walt 4 Jul 2018

Duty of care considerations for travelling employees

Business travel is part of the day-to-day job for a growing cohort of employees, but brings with it its own set of risks, demanding that organisations exercise the utmost duty of care...

28 Jun 2018

Labour law poster scam

The Department of Labour has called upon employers who come across individuals selling labour law posters to report them to the police...

26 Jun 2018

How far can a company slash wages and benefits to maximise profits? ConCourt will decide

The Constitutional Court recently heard a case which will determine the extent to which an employer is allowed to slash salaries and benefits in order to maximise profits and to dismiss employees who refuse the change in work conditions...

By Mluleki Marongo 20 Jun 2018

Strike action leaves SA in the dark

Eskom left large chunks of the country in the dark on Thursday night when it implemented stage one load shedding, blaming the black out on sabotage by striking workers...

By Nicci Botha 15 Jun 2018

Industrial action compromises power supply

The power supply is constrained as a result of industrial action, Eskom said on Thursday...

14 Jun 2018

Guess co-founder Paul Marciano quits following sexual harassment probe

Guess co-founder Paul Marciano is stepping down as executive chairman after the fashion company concluded an investigation into allegations of sexual harassment...

13 Jun 2018

Department of Labour to use billion-rand surplus to extend UIF benefits

Sweeping changes to the Unemployment Insurance Act will mean that contributors who lose their jobs can draw benefits for up to a year instead of for eight months...

By Annie Cebulski 12 Jun 2018

Unions, government reach wage agreement

Labour unions and government have on Friday signed a three-year wage agreement, bringing an end to the lengthy wage negotiation process...

11 Jun 2018

PSA strike in violation of procedural rules

Government and the Committee of Ministers has condemned the unilateral decision of the Public Servants Association (PSA) to embark on strike action, in violation of bargaining rules and processes...

6 Jun 2018

Occupational Health and Safety (OHS): The big picture

Taking a proactive approach to occupational health and safety will help small contractors to build their businesses and the industry to transform and realise its potential. Even better, there is a way to achieve this...

By Boitumelo Thipe and Makhosazana Kunene 6 Jun 2018

How just one derogatory word can get you fired...

Using derogatory language is an issue that has been in the public domain quite frequently. The Constitutional Court has confirmed that this type of conduct is completely unacceptable...

By Jonathan Goldberg 4 Jun 2018

Can you transfer restraint of trade from one employer to another?

In the High Court judgment of Laser Junction v Karl Leeson Fick, Laser Junction sought to enforce a restraint of trade agreement against Fick, following the his promotion and the transfer of his employment contract from his previous employer...

By Motheo Mfikoe 29 May 2018

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