BizTrends 2018


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South Africa's strike rate isn't as bad as it's made out to be

South Africa's parliament is currently debating amendments to the Labour Relations Act that will change how workers can go on strike. For example, the amendments would require trade unions to hold secret ballots to decide on strike action and introduce a mechanism where strikes could be resolved through an advisory arbitration panel.

By Carin Runciman 2 hours ago

DPSA asks for more time on wage negotiations

The Department of Public Service and Administration (DPSA) has requested for more time for consultations on the public service wage negotiations that are currently underway...

2 days ago

Two wrongs don't make a right - the Labour Appeal Court cleans up the mess

In Clencor Pty Ltd v Mngezana NO and Others, the Labour Appeal Court was required to consider whether the Labour Court erred in coming to a conclusion as to the relevance of evidence not presented at the CCMA

By Lauren Salt and Tiisetso Rabolao 19 Apr 2018

Papers to help improve labour safety in agriculture, forestry sectors

The back-breaking jobs in the agriculture and forestry sectors are some of the most dangerous. To reduce health risks, FAO has published two papers mapping ways to improve worker health and safety...

19 Apr 2018

Minimum wage bill before Parliamentary Portfolio Committee

The Department of Labour says the National Minimum Wage (NMW) Bill and supporting Basic Conditions of Employment and Labour Relations Bills are currently before the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Labour, for consideration....

12 Apr 2018

Award reinstatement: But what if his job doesn't exist?

In Seopa v. Imperial Cold Logistics and Others, the Labour Court had to decide whether an employer was in contempt of court if it reemployed an employee rather than reinstated him, as envisaged by the arbitration award...

By Lauren Salt and Thandolulhle Dladla 6 Apr 2018

Government not delaying wage negotiations

Public Service and Administration Minister Ayanda Dlodlo has assured public servants and the public in general that government has no intention of delaying the current public sector wage negotiations process...

5 Apr 2018

#MeTooZA - Sexual harassment in the South African workplace

Following the #MeToo campaign going viral, and in the face of this seemingly rampant pattern of sexual harassment in the workplace, what can South Africans legally do to either deal with abuse in the workplace...?

By Bradley Workman-Davies 3 Apr 2018

Meaningful transformation in SA travel sector

A study conducted by Grant Thornton and commissioned by Asata has found that the South African travel sector has made significant strides in achieving meaningful B-BBEE transformation across all levels within businesses and across all business sizes...

27 Mar 2018

Delay in minimum wage 'necessary'

The agreement to postpone the 1 May 2018 implementation of the national minimum wage was long overdue, stakeholders said on Thursday...

By Theto Mahlakoana 23 Mar 2018

Acsa staff in push to have CEO removed

Airports Company of SA (Acsa) employees are campaigning to remove Bongani Maseko, the CEO of the state-owned company, based on forensic reports recommending disciplinary action against him...

By Neels Blom 22 Mar 2018

Health and wellness should become part of agricultural employers' long-term strategy

The looming challenges associated with an unhealthy or dissatisfied labour force requires urgent attention. "To achieve longer-term prosperity in agriculture, we must make the health and financial security of workers of all levels a priority."

22 Mar 2018

Sars boss Tom Moyane suspended

In a late-night move, President Cyril Ramaphosa has suspended South African Revenue Service (Sars) commissioner Tom Moyane.

By Penwell Dlamini 20 Mar 2018

Sibanye files submission for Lonmin deal, even as Amcu threatens court action

As the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) steps up its campaign against Sibanye-Stillwater's all-share bid for Lonmin, threatening to interdict the deal...

By Allan Seccombe 19 Mar 2018

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