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Clover workers strike in demand of union recognition

Workers demanding recognition of their trade union at JSE-listed dairy producer Clover on Thursday downed tools at the company's Clayville factory‚ in Midrand...

By Karl Gernetzky 12 hours ago

Determining when new employers substitute for old employers

Deciding at what point a new employer is substituted for an the old employer, in terms of a transfer in terms of section 197 of the Labour Relations Act is unclear from the legislation and must be determined on a case-by-case basis...

By Jacques van Wyk and Andre Van Heerden 29 Apr 2016

Labour Law Conference to address impact of national minimum wage

The 29th Annual Labour Law Conference, taking place 24-25 August 2016 at Emperors Palace, will discuss factors affecting youth employment, the role of trade unions and the question of the national minimum wage...

By Nicci Whitear-Nel 25 Apr 2016

Sibanye workers score on premium payment

All trade unions are now party to the stability premium offered by Sibanye Gold to promote sound industrial relations between the company and labour...

By Nicci Botha 21 Apr 2016

FEDHASA updates industry on labour issues

Leon Traut updated industry members on current labour issues during an industry event hosted by FEDHASA Cape region. Minimum wage increases will come into effect...

20 Apr 2016

A case of mistaken identity

A recent case in the US underlines the need to verify that social media information relates to the person in questions before decisions are made about employment...

By Rosalind Davey, Lethuxolo Ntuli and Tshepo Twala 19 Apr 2016

Transferral of temporary employment service contracts

In a recent case, the Court had to consider if the contracts of employment of temporary employment service (TES) employees would transfer to the client of the TES in terms of the Labour Relations Act (LRA), if the employees have been utilised by the client for a period in excess of three months...

By Andre Van Heerden and Jacques van Wyk 19 Apr 2016

March to support Shoprite's casual staff

Industrial action at Shoprite's distribution centre in Centurion ended on Tuesday, but supporters of casual workers at the facility say they are mobilising communities to march on Thursday as outsourced workers were "coerced" to return to work...

By Karl Gernetzky 14 Apr 2016

'Garden leave' clause permitted in employment contracts

A 'garden leave' clause forms part of an employee's contract of employment, whereby the employer may elect to relieve the employee from performing his/her duties for the duration of any notice period, on full pay...

By Bankey Sono and Toka Moiloa 12 Apr 2016

State-owned entity not required to furnish security when instituting review applications

Due to an amendment introduced by the Labour Relations Amendment Act in 2014, a review application does not suspend the operation of an arbitration award, unless the applicant furnishes security to the satisfaction of the Labour Court...

By Sipelelo Lityi and Aadil Patel 12 Apr 2016

Gender discrimination in business: Hugely costly, yet on the rise

Gender diversity is a key selling point for companies that want to attract top talent and boost their bottom line, yet a recent study shows gender advancement in South Africa has deteriorated over the past decade...

Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 12 Apr 2016

Strike over outsourcing could hurt Shoprite

Shoprite faces a crisis in its Gauteng operations after workers at its Centurion distribution centre downed tools on Monday over issues of outsourcing and pay...

By Colleen Goko 7 Apr 2016

Economic crime soars in South Africa

PricewaterhouseCoopers 2016 Global Economic Crime Survey shows that when it comes to economic crimes, South Africa is ahead of the curve...

5 Apr 2016

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