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Marikana shocked even generally hardened South Africans - for those over a certain age it was "deja vu" - we've seen this before. To TV viewers it became apparent that conditions for many workers appeared to have worsened since 1994. Shocked into…Continue
CCMA, Bargaining Council and Public Universities’ StatementMILESTONE REACHED IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF A NEW DISPUTE RESOLUTION QUALIFICATION FOR THE LABOUR DISPUTE RESOLUTION PRACTICE INDUSTRYThe CCMA and Bargaining Councils have embarked on an…Continue
By Bhekisisa MncubeA technical task team has been set up to quantify the financial implications for the eThekwini Municipality after last month’s Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) judgement.The SCA in mid-September dismissed an appeal brought by the…Continue
This Annual Industrial Action Report presents the results of strike activities from January to December 2012. Every year, the Department of Labour publishes strike activities in line with national and international standards. One of the main…Continue
The Minister of Labour, Mrs Mildred Oliphant has condemned violence in the on-going motor industry strike and has also called on parties to speed up negotiations and where necessary, embrace mediation. She said: “Our laws guarantee the right to…Continue
An annual average of 140 applications for new union registration received over the last three years - a concerning statistic for the Department of Labour (DoL). DoL Deputy Director-General of Labour Policy & Industrial Relations, Les Kettledas…Continue
Industrial Relations Association of South AfricaIRASAIRASA is an organisation that aims to improve the understanding and practice of employment relations in South Africa and to provide a service to the broad range of practitioners and stakeholders…Continue
FAWU General Secretary Katishi Masemola welcomes the more than 50% wage increase to a minimum of R105 per day announced this afternoon (4 February 2013) by Minister of Labour Nelisiwe Mildred Oliphant. However, he makes clear that this is not the…Continue
Retrenchments are a daily occurrence globally during poor economic times and a global brand can be damaged overnight if the "retrenchment management team" doesn't protect the company social media accounts.Many companies now have corporate Twitter,…Continue
Over the festive season when many are on leave the Labour Court is clearly still working. According to a National Employers Association of South Africa (NEASA) announcement reported by Graham Giles in Giles Files, Justice van Niekerk made the…Continue