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Covid-19 is no excuse for unfair dismissals
Covid-19 is no excuse for unfair dismissalsArticle

The pandemic brought with it a slew of realisations for business owners; one such an epiphany is how most organisations need fewer employees to remain functional. But using Covid-19 as a reason for retrenching a surplus of employees constitutes unfair dismissal...

10 Sep 2020

Comair confirms publication of a business rescue plan
Comair confirms publication of a business rescue planArticle

The turnaround plan is focused on rationalising operating costs and growing ancillary revenue...

3 Sep 2020

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Primedia Group starts retrenchment processArticle

The Primedia Group has announced that it has informed employees of its intention to proceed with consultations in accordance with section 189 of the Labour Relations Act...

17 Jul 2020

Labour and employment: rebuilding and restructuring post lockdown
Labour and employment: rebuilding and restructuring post lockdownArticle

With the easing of the nationwide lockdown in response to the Covid-19 pandemic through the Government's "Risk Adjusted Strategy" (comprising of five lockdown levels), more and more business can lawfully operate again. The unfortunate reality, however, is that environment within which businesses will now operate is vastly different to that which existed prior to the lockdown...

Jacques van Wyk, Andre van Heerden and Michiel Heyns 26 Jun 2020

New platform to assist the recently unemployed
New platform to assist the recently unemployedArticle

Covid-19 lockdown measures have forced many South African companies to make major cutbacks and initiate retrenchment procedures. And as more people enter the job market, 21st Century is partnering with I Got Hired, a global employability and retrenchment platform, to make the job-hunting process easier...

25 Jun 2020

Alternatives to dismissal - contemplating retrenchments post Covid-19
Alternatives to dismissal - contemplating retrenchments post Covid-19Article

The issue of when an employer should explore alternatives to retrenchment has never been more relevant than now, as businesses begin to respond to the impacts of Covid-19 on their operations...

Johan Botes 15 Jun 2020

Can you use Zoom for retrenchment consultations?
Can you use Zoom for retrenchment consultations?Article

In Food and Allied Workers Union (Fawu) v South African Breweries (SAB), the Labour Court ruled on the issue of the utilisation of Zoom or other similar facilities for retrenchment consultations...

Jonathan Goldberg and Grant Wilkinson 2 Jun 2020

Why you should empower those you have to retrench
Why you should empower those you have to retrenchArticle

As a result of the current economic crisis that the world faces, organisational change is an unfortunate reality for many businesses. This can lead to changes in the market as businesses adopt WFH (working from home). Shifts in business strategies, the need to optimise processes, has already led to job losses and retrenchments...

1 Jun 2020

SAA retrenchment process heads to Labour Appeal Court
SAA retrenchment process heads to Labour Appeal CourtArticle

On Friday 8 May 2020, Labour Court Judge Andre van Niekerk delivered a devastating blow to the national airline's "premature" retrenchment process, which is set out to affect at least 5,000 employees...

Malesela Letwaba 27 May 2020

3 out of 4 SMMEs will not survive - #CombatCovid survey findings released [report]
3 out of 4 SMMEs will not survive - #CombatCovid survey findings released [report]Article

The Covid-19 pandemic has already significantly impacted local businesses. A recent entrepreneur research survey conducted by Heavy Chef, in collaboration with Xero, Retail Capital, Whipping The Cat, Workshop17 and Payfast, reveals how serious this problem really is...

Mwabi Motaung 12 May 2020

Numsa vs SAA - death knell to successful business rescue?
Numsa vs SAA - death knell to successful business rescue?Article

On Friday, 8 May 2020, the Labour Court upheld an urgent application by Numsa and the SA Cabin Crew Association (the Unions) against South African Airways (SAA) and its business rescue practitioners (BRPs) and ordered that it was procedurally unfair to retrench employees before a business rescue plan contemplating such retrenchments was published and adopted...

Wessel Badenhorst and Chris Rey 11 May 2020

ConCourt rules on procedural fairness of minority union retrenchments without consultation
ConCourt rules on procedural fairness of minority union retrenchments without consultationArticle

On Thursday, the Constitutional Court delivered judgment in the case of Association of Mine Workers and Construction Union and Others v Royal Bafokeng Platinum Mine Limited and Others. In this matter, the constitutionality of Section 189(1) of the Labour Relations Act (LRA) was debated...

27 Jan 2020

Possible DionWired, Masscash closures to affect 1,400 workers
Possible DionWired, Masscash closures to affect 1,400 workersArticle

Massmart is looking to close its 23-store DionWired chain and its 11 Masscash wholesale outlets. The move is expected to affect approximately 1,440 employees...

14 Jan 2020

Difference between demand and proposal when trying to save jobs
Difference between demand and proposal when trying to save jobsArticle

The Labour Appeal Court recently handed down judgment in the case of Numsa and others v Aveng Trident Steel and another (2019). The LAC confirmed that Aveng did not breach the Labour Relations Act when it terminated employees for refusing to accept its proposal relating to new terms and conditions of employment, due to redundancy...

Tiisetso Rabolao and Julia Olley 16 Oct 2019

Retrenchment is not an opportunity to eliminate dead wood
Retrenchment is not an opportunity to eliminate dead woodArticle

With the unemployment rate of economically active South Africans once again rising, and media reports filled with job cuts across industry sectors, companies need to be cognisant of any potential retrenchment mistakes to avoid...

5 Aug 2019

Is it feasible to be more inclusive in retrenchment talks in the mining sector?
Is it feasible to be more inclusive in retrenchment talks in the mining sector?Article

Amcu has challenged the inclusivity of the Section 189(1) provisions of the Labour Relations Act, arguing retrenchments are so important that everyone needs to be consulted individually. But in our view, this section is the most practical solution and in line with the principle of majoritarianism that runs throughout SA law...

Eugene Phajane 19 Feb 2019

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Tiso Blackstar Group considers closure of The Times print editionArticle

NEWSWATCH: Tiso Blackstar Group announced yesterday that it's considering the closure of the print edition of its daily newspaper, The Times, proposing it be replaced with a premium, digital-only daily product, taking on a new format based on successful models that have been implemented internationally...

3 Nov 2017

Alternatives to staff retrenchments
Alternatives to staff retrenchmentsArticle

Before retrenching staff, employers should consider that when a worker is retrenched, it is not just one person losing an income because employees in South Africa have a high number of dependents...

Cathie Webb 5 Sep 2017

Can employers embark on redeployment before retrenchment processes commence?
Can employers embark on redeployment before retrenchment processes commence?Article

The recent case of ArcelorMittal South Africa Limited v NUMSA, unpacked what is meant by avoiding job losses indicating a possible change in section 189 requirements...

Samantha Bonato and Aadil Patel 25 May 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

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Sibanye starts retrenchment process at platinum minesArticle

To ensure sustainability at its platinum operations, Sibanye will begin labour negotiations that will culminate in 330 workers being retrenched...

26 Jan 2017

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Employees to benefit from Telkom dealArticle

In what it calls a "groundbreaking agreement" with labour unions, Telkom will set aside R750m for the 2017 financial year so as to give its employees incentives, and will also place...

Thabiso Mochiko 8 Jun 2016

CCMA cases increase, giving rise to careful consideration on retrenchment
CCMA cases increase, giving rise to careful consideration on retrenchmentArticle

According to the CCMA, it has around 687 cases a day, which represents an increase of almost 23% over the past five years...

Aadil Patel 18 May 2016

Reviewing LIFO procedure in retrenchments
Reviewing LIFO procedure in retrenchmentsArticle

The Labour Court recently answered the question of whether an employer can use selection criteria other than last in first out (LIFO) during the retrenchment process, in NUMSA obo Members v Kenco Engineering...

Mohsina Chenia 9 Feb 2016

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EXCLUSIVE: Verashni Pillay new M&G Editor-in-ChiefArticle

The Mail & Guardian has appointed seasoned journalist, editor and digital strategist Verashni Pillay as its new Editor-in-Chief...

Louise Marsland 5 Oct 2015

Nicholas Preston
Decisions where unions frustrate consultative process for retrenchmentsArticle

Many employers have to contemplate retrenchments in order to remain profitable and issue a retrenchment notice in terms of the Labour Relations Act (LRA)...

Nicholas Preston 8 Sep 2015

ANC asks mining companies to reconsider job cuts
ANC asks mining companies to reconsider job cutsArticle

The ANC is asking mining companies who have announced retrenchments to reconsider going this route...

28 Jul 2015

Retrenchments and the Botswana Employment Act
Retrenchments and the Botswana Employment ActArticle

Section 25(1) of the Botswana Employment Act Cap 47:01 provides that, where an employer terminates contracts of employment for the purpose of reducing the size of his workforce, he shall do so in respect of each category of employee, whenever reasonably practicable, in accordance with the principle commonly known as first in last out..

Thabiso Tafila 16 Apr 2015

Retrenchments: With whom must an employer consult?
Retrenchments: With whom must an employer consult?Article

When an employer contemplates retrenching one or more of its employees it is obliged in terms of s189(1) of the Labour Relations Act, 66 of 1995 (LRA) to consult with any person whom the employer is required to consult in terms of a collective agreement...

Gillian Lumb, Anli Bezuidenhout and Mari Bester 4 Mar 2015

Empowering people, establishing trust: Why outplacement works
Empowering people, establishing trust: Why outplacement worksArticle

In South Africa and abroad, the world of work is changing fast. New technologies and work tools, changing demographics and mounting economic pressures are forcing companies to rethink the way they do business...

Craig Spalding 20 Feb 2015

MTN offering voluntary retrenchment to cut staff costs
MTN offering voluntary retrenchment to cut staff costsArticle

MTN SA said last week that over 240 managers have taken voluntary retrenchment packages. The company embarked on a cost-reduction programme in August‚ following its poor financial performance...

Thabiso Mochiko 20 Oct 2014

Solidarity plans Labour Court action against Telkom
Solidarity plans Labour Court action against TelkomArticle

Trade union Solidarity plans to take Telkom to the Labour Court over claims that the fixed-line provider will use race as one of the criteria for retrenching managers.

Thabiso Mochiko 3 Jul 2014

Judgment reserved in Amplats case
Judgment reserved in Amplats caseArticle

Judgment was reserved by the Labour Court on Tuesday (1 October) in an application against Anglo American Platinum's (Amplats) retrenchment procedures.

2 Oct 2013

Pick n Pay's voluntary retrenchment offer
Pick n Pay's voluntary retrenchment offerArticle

In a bid to cut operating costs‚ SA's second-largest food retailer Pick n Pay has offered voluntary retrenchment packages to workers mainly at its head offices around the country.

Zeenat Moorad 7 Aug 2013

Telkom offers staff voluntary retrenchment
Telkom offers staff voluntary retrenchmentArticle

Telkom is offering its employees voluntary severance packages or early retirement and any staff member has until August this year to decide whether to accept the offer.

12 Mar 2013

State pressure prompts Amplats to halt job cuts
State pressure prompts Amplats to halt job cutsArticle

Mining company Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) has bowed to pressure from the African National Congress (ANC) by agreeing to postpone its plans to retrench up to 14‚000 employees for 60 days to allow for "detailed consultation".

Allan Seccombe 30 Jan 2013

Denel chops 523 aircraft technicians
Denel chops 523 aircraft techniciansArticle

Denel will retrench 523 aircraft specialists after the SA Air Force (SAAF) cancelled its contract for aircraft maintenance. The retrenchments were confirmed by Denel and the trade union Solidarity on Thursday (13 December)

14 Dec 2012

Dark days indeedArticle

Manufacturers expected 2009 to be a bad year. So far it has lived up to the worst of their predictions.

Larry Claasen 31 Aug 2009

Communicating with retrenched staffArticle

The Labour Relations Act requires employers to give retrenched staff members the first option to apply for new positions opening up at the company. And the same software used for recruitment can also help companies simplify staff's re-employment and redeployment as part of the retrenchment process, it was announced earlier this week.

29 May 2009

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