When political parties begin to take over the roles of Trade Unions, there is cause for great concern in the progress of South Africa’s new democracy. The EFF, long a disrupter in the South African political landscape, has recently turned to workplace disruption.
Problems of weak disciplinary case presentation often occur. There are two important reasons for this. The person presenting the case for the employer may be insufficiently skilled in case presentation, or, the employer may have failed to prepare the evidence properly.
Times are tough. A number of factors such as the increasing petrol price, the impending new minimum wage and ever more competitive business landscape, have many companies feeling the pinch and exploring creative ways to minimise costs and maximise profits.
Do employees automatically transfer from an old service provider to a new service provider when the client replaces the one with the other? The Labour Appeal Court (LAC) recently engaged low gear to provide proper traction on the automatic transfer of employees.
In a judgment handed down by the Constitutional Court on 13 September 2018, in the case of Duncanmec (Pty) Limited v Gaylard N.O. and Others  ZACC 29, the court was faced with the question as to whether employees who sang a racially offensive struggle song during a peaceful strike should be dismissed.
On 26 July this year, the Constitutional Court clarified that organisations are deemed to be the employer of workers they accessed through labour brokers after those employees have been employed at their workplace for more than three months.
The recent fire which broke out in a government building in central Johannesburg lead to the tragic loss of lives of three firefighters who were attempting to put out the blaze. The lives, and health of safety of employees working in the building were also put at risk.
Nerine Kahn spent 10 years fixing the CCMA. What a decade of achievement! A superb interview conducted with a straight shooter. In 2006 Nerine Kahn moved from the Department of Labour to the CCMA leaving a LEGACY PAR EXCELLENCE in her wake when she left in 2016. Essential listening for insight into the CCMA.