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Spar workers end strike after agreement reached
Spar workers end strike after agreement reachedArticle

A six-week strike by more than 130 workers of Spar distribution centre in Gqeberha has ended after they reached an agreement with management last week...

Joseph Chirume 2 days ago

Labour dispute: choose your words and court wisely
Labour dispute: choose your words and court wiselyArticle

When dealing with a dismissal or unfair labour dispute, the question should be whether the alleged conduct sought to be impugned was fair, not lawful...

Sandile July and Nyiko Mathebula 17 Feb 2021

Massive CCMA budget cut will hurt workers, say unions
Massive CCMA budget cut will hurt workers, say unionsArticle

Far fewer commissioners to listen to cases will mean reduced turnaround time...

Liezl Human 22 Jan 2021

Supreme Court tears into KZN judge
Supreme Court tears into KZN judgeArticle

Four-year delay in delivering judgment was "an unconscionable dereliction of duty..."

Tania Broughton 9 Dec 2020

Are you struggling to keep tabs on the shop staff?
Are you struggling to keep tabs on the shop staff?Article

Retail is not for the weak-hearted. Staff management is often one of the biggest headaches associated with running a successful retail environment...

Michelle Coetzee, Issued by ERSBio 7 Dec 2020

How the CCMA has adopted to digital platforms
How the CCMA has adopted to digital platformsArticle

On or about 8 May 2020, the Director of the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) issued an Urgent Directive in respect of access to the CCMA (the Directive)...

Michiel Heyns and Jacques van Wyk 23 Jul 2020

Workplace bullying vs unfair labour practices: What's the difference?
Workplace bullying vs unfair labour practices: What's the difference?Article

Bullying as a tactic for most people is either confined to playgrounds where children hang out, or the internet where trolls sling all types of derogatory comments. But bullying is equally prevalent in the workplace with dire consequences for both victims and organisations...

25 Sep 2019

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Labour disputes halt SANParks KNP servicesArticle

SANParks Kruger National Park has advised guests of the possible withdrawal of labour by staff. The withdrawal of labour will be limited to Sundays and public holidays...

1 Jul 2019

Employees at luxury guesthouse win unfair dismissal case
Employees at luxury guesthouse win unfair dismissal caseArticle

"I ran the guesthouse like it was my own place for 15 years ... Now I'm unemployed and soon to be homeless," says Katrina Zwanota, the former manager of theLAB Lifestyle guesthouse outside Robertson, Western Cape...

Barbara Maregele 27 Jun 2019

47% workforce benefit from National Minimum Wage
47% workforce benefit from National Minimum WageArticle

The R20 per hour National Minimum Wage (NMW) will see 47% of the vulnerable workforce enjoying a rise in hourly wages...

18 Apr 2019

Controlling a crisis - The ultimate possible disruption
Controlling a crisis - The ultimate possible disruptionArticle

Whether a company enjoys the size and stature of Ford, Tiger Brands or KPMG, or is a much smaller enterprise, the fundamentals surrounding reputation and perception remain unchanged, clearly underscoring the absolute need to be prepared for a crisis...

Jennifer Stein 11 Mar 2019

Victory for workers at Dis-Chem
Victory for workers at Dis-ChemArticle

About 120 people who have been working for Dis-Chem through a labour broker are to be made permanent employees of the retail chain from 1 December...

Zoë Postman 15 Nov 2018

Incorrect to assume that SA labour laws are one-sided towards employee
Incorrect to assume that SA labour laws are one-sided towards employeeArticle

South African labour laws are renowned as being progressive and protective of employees' rights...

Bradley Workman- Davies 30 Aug 2018

The deeming provision ruling: what businesses need to know
The deeming provision ruling: what businesses need to knowArticle

On 26 July 2018, after three years of debate, the Constitutional Court made a judgement regarding the roles and responsibilities of temporary employment service (TES) providers and their clients with regards to employees...

Tebogo Moalusi 27 Aug 2018

When is hearsay evidence enough in a labour dispute case?
When is hearsay evidence enough in a labour dispute case?Article

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...

Lauren Salt and JJ van der Walt 4 Jul 2018

Strike action leaves SA in the dark
Strike action leaves SA in the darkArticle

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...

Nicci Botha 15 Jun 2018

Why SA labour relations are the worst in the world
Why SA labour relations are the worst in the worldArticle

South Africa has the worst labour-employee relations in the world, ranking 137 out of 137 countries, according to the World Competitiveness Report 2017-2018 released by the World Economic Forum...

7 May 2018

#MeTooZA - Sexual harassment in the South African workplace
#MeTooZA - Sexual harassment in the South African workplaceArticle

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...?

Bradley Workman-Davies 3 Apr 2018

How corporate social responsibility projects can be derailed
How corporate social responsibility projects can be derailedArticle

Big companies operating in developing countries often use corporate social responsibility initiatives to position themselves as development agents and friends of the host communities...

Olorunjuwon Samuel 13 Mar 2018

Workers at DUT to return to work
Workers at DUT to return to workArticle

The Deputy Minister for Higher Education and Training, Buti Manamela, says he is pleased that workers at the Durban University of Technology (DUT) will return to work after a protracted strike...

2 Mar 2018

DUT 'may have to kiss this year goodbye': vice-chancellor
DUT 'may have to kiss this year goodbye': vice-chancellorArticle

The vice-chancellor of the troubled Durban University of Technology has warned that the institution "may have to kiss this year goodbye" if the impasse over staff salaries is not resolved soon...

Suthentira Govender 23 Feb 2018

Meeting to discuss DUT labour dispute
Meeting to discuss DUT labour disputeArticle

Deputy Minister for Higher Education and Training, Buti Manamela, will next week meet with all parties involved in the ongoing labour disputes at the Durban University of Technology (DUT)...

23 Feb 2018

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Joint venture between KZN farmers, unemployed drivers ensure uninterrupted milk supplyArticle

Following a labour dispute between Clover/DFSA and their drivers, farmers from KwaZulu-Natal's "milk-bowl" have rallied together to protect community and consumer interest...

4 Oct 2017

Home Affairs, labour negotiations get underway
Home Affairs, labour negotiations get underwayArticle

Another round of negotiations is expected to get underway on Monday between the Department of Home Affairs and labour unions...

3 Jul 2017

Conference on alternative dispute resolution to address South Africa's inadequacies
Conference on alternative dispute resolution to address South Africa's inadequaciesArticle

The Johannesburg Global Pound Conference, being held on 29 June 2017 at Bowmans' offices in Sandton, will address the issue of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) and the South African position...

28 Jun 2017

Pitfall in using arbitration in labour disputes
Pitfall in using arbitration in labour disputesArticle

The recent case of Sampson v South African Post Office serves as a cautionary tale for employers and highlights one of the pitfalls of using the process of inquiry by an arbitrator, in terms of s188A of the Labour Relations Act...

Jose Jorge and Steven Adams 15 Jun 2017

Molefe heads to court to fight his dismissal
Molefe heads to court to fight his dismissalArticle

Former Eskom CE Brian Molefe has turned to the courts to fight his dismissal...

Sikonathi Mantshantsha 5 Jun 2017

Source: Glencore
Glencore questioned over fatalities, unions and environmentArticle

Glencore fielded a number of questions from shareholders, trade unionists and environmentalists at its AGM including several about the 16 fatalities last year...

Charlotte Mathews 25 May 2017

Recent Constitutional Court decision on arbitration raises questions
Recent Constitutional Court decision on arbitration raises questionsArticle

The Constitutional Court recently handed down a judgment that may ultimately prove to be a significant departure from South Africa's established legal practice, at least insofar as contractual relations in the petroleum retail industry are concerned...

Jonathan Ripley-Evans 18 Apr 2017

Jonathan Ripley-Evans
Arbitrary arbitrations and fairnessArticle

The Constitutional Court often introduces principles of equity and fairness which are enshrined in the constitution when dispensing justice...

Jonathan Ripley-Evans 6 Apr 2017

#BizTrends2017: Highlighting key labour themes for 2017
#BizTrends2017: Highlighting key labour themes for 2017Article

With South Africa's economy under significant pressure as it battles to eke out a mere 1% growth, labour disputes and retrenchments are on the rise...

7 Feb 2017

Time is of the essence in labour disputes
Time is of the essence in labour disputesArticle

Time is of the essence when dealing with labour disputes and litigants should be mindful that they need to treat these disputes with urgency...

Rovina Asray 9 Jan 2017

Labour disputes, arbitration awards bind new employers
Labour disputes, arbitration awards bind new employersArticle

When acquiring a business, as a going concern, employers need to be mindful of any existing labour disputes or arbitration awards in this business as these could pose serious risks to the success of the transaction...

Nadine Mather 5 Apr 2016

Budget 2016 suggests that energy isn't high on South Africa's agenda
Budget 2016 suggests that energy isn't high on South Africa's agendaArticle

South African Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan delivered on Wednesday what many considered the most-important budget speech of President Jacob Zuma's administration...

Roula Inglesi-Lotz 26 Feb 2016

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Foreign earnings boost Super GroupArticle

Earnings in foreign currency and a significantly weaker rand helped transport logistics company Super Group to bolster profits and revenues...

17 Feb 2016

Minister of Mineral Resources Mosebenzi Zwane
#MiningIndaba: Zwane remains upbeat about sectorArticle

While acknowledging that the SA mining industry is in trouble, Zwane remains upbeat about where the sector is going...

Nicci Botha 9 Feb 2016

Recording strike, lockout or protest action details vital for statistics
Recording strike, lockout or protest action details vital for statisticsArticle

In terms of the Labour Relations Act, No 66 of 1995, an employer must record details of strike, lockout or protest action in LRA Form 9.2...

Lauren Salt 22 Oct 2015

Gartner: IT spending in SA to reach $26.6 billion in 2016
Gartner: IT spending in SA to reach $26.6 billion in 2016Article

According to Gartner, Inc. IT spending in South Africa is forecast to reach $26.6 billion in 2016, a 5.1 percent increase from 2015. While the IT market is on pace to pick up in 2016...

15 Sep 2015

Prasa blew billions
Prasa blew billionsArticle

Wide-scale looting of public funds in the Passenger Rail Agency of SA was exposed when Public Protector Thuli Madonsela released her report into tender irregularities at the entity. Madonsela has called on the Treasury to conduct a forensic investigation...

26 Aug 2015

SA organisations need a special brand of project management to see them through current chaos
SA organisations need a special brand of project management to see them through current chaosArticle

Business-focused project management can help business extract more value from their projects in tough times...

Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 21 May 2015

Parties to a dispute can take an arbitration award on review
Parties to a dispute can take an arbitration award on reviewArticle

While arbitration awards are legally binding, parties to a dispute are at liberty to take the arbitration award on review. The test for review has been established in the leading case of Sidumo v Rustenburg Platinum Mines Ltd and Others [2007] 12 BLLR 1097 (CC) as "...whether the commissioner's decision was one at which a reasonable commissioner would arrive"...

Hugo Pienaar, Lauren Salt and Karabo Ndhlovu 22 Apr 2015

Car makers need labour stability, says BMW SA's new boss
Car makers need labour stability, says BMW SA's new bossArticle

The new MD of BMW SA, Tim Abbott, has said labour relations in SA's automotive industry are stable, echoing a sentiment expressed by Mercedes-Benz SA CEO Arno van der Merwe...

2 Mar 2015

Importance of effective labour dispute insurance
Importance of effective labour dispute insuranceArticle

The staggeringly high case-load at the CCMA highlights the importance of having effective labour dispute insurance in place, says underwriting executive Simon Colman...

12 Nov 2014

Long-term vision needed, says SRK's chairman
Long-term vision needed, says SRK's chairmanArticle

As the latest statistics from Productivity SA show that labour productivity in the mining sector fell almost 7% last year, mine management urgently needs a long-term vision for an operating environment that will improve output per worker, according to SRK Consulting's Chairman, Roger Dixon.

14 Oct 2014

High prices hurt Clover's market share
High prices hurt Clover's market shareArticle

Market share is important to Clover Industries, the country's top producer of fresh and long-life milk, as well as other dairy products and beverages.

6 Oct 2014

Marikana anniversary: a day of reflection, recommitment
Marikana anniversary: a day of reflection, recommitmentArticle

PRETORIA: The tragic day, which resulted with the death of 34 people in Marikana, should be marked as a day of reflection and recommitment to peace and tolerance in the country, says President Jacob Zuma.

19 Aug 2014

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