Industrial and Employment Relations


Industrial and Employment Relations

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Gauteng Public Hearings on the National Minimum Wage

Started by sylvia hammond on Wednesday. 0 Replies

 This notice is published in response to the request of The Gauteng Provincial Legislature in partnership with Portfolio Committee on Labour.Gauteng Province will hold public hearings on the National Minimum Wage:on Tuesday 03 February 2015 in the…Continue

Tags: workers, business, living, standard, PESA

Minister Mildred Oliphant increases farmworkers minimum wage

Started by sylvia hammond on Wednesday. 0 Replies

27 Jan 2015 Labour Minister Oliphant increases farmworkers minimum wage by 7,7 percent in 2015/16Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant has announced an upward adjustment to the minimum wage of farmworkers with effect from 1 March 2015.In terms of the new…Continue

Tags: sectoral, determination, 2015, minimum, worker

National minimum wage to be discussed at upcoming Labour Indaba

Started by sylvia hammond Oct 13, 2014. 0 Replies

"The subject of national minimum wage to protect the vulnerable workers will be one of central subjects for discussion at the upcoming Labour Indaba - Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant has appealed to stakeholders representing the interests of…Continue

Tags: insurance, fund, unemployment, retrenched, Oliphant

Are employers allowing legal representation for employees in retrenchment consultations?

Started by sylvia hammond. Last reply by Des Squire Sep 26, 2014. 3 Replies

Before proceeding on retrenchment exercises, employers generally seek legal advice before proceeding.  But this week on skills portal Ivan Israelstam raises a very important question, namely:do employers realise that they should allow potential…Continue

Tags: technological, structural, operational, requirements, dismissals

Domestic Workers to be covered by COIDA & extended UIF benefits under review

Started by sylvia hammond. Last reply by sylvia hammond Sep 18, 2014. 4 Replies

South Africa's domestic workers will soon be covered by the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases (Coida) Act, Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant announced on Saturday 6 September 2014.The minister, who held a Domestic Worker Imbizo at…Continue

Tags: wage, minimum, diseases, Sectoral, Determination

Training Layoff Scheme - who's failing who?

Started by sylvia hammond. Last reply by Clinton Branders Sep 4, 2014. 9 Replies

How many skills-universe members involved in skills development have knowledge of - or have participated in - Training Layoff Scheme training? According to Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant only R20 million - less than 2 percent of the Training…Continue

Tags: Training, DoL, DHET, labour, retrenchment

Labour Minister foreshadows minimum wages, deadlock intervention, and EE Regulations

Started by sylvia hammond. Last reply by sylvia hammond Sep 3, 2014. 4 Replies

Minimum wageLabour Minister Mildred Oliphant says her department will launch a major investigation into the modalities for the introduction of a national minimum wage in a bid to close pay inequalities. Minister Oliphant was talking to journalists…Continue

Tags: structures, inequality, platinum, gold, rock

Amended Basic Conditions of Employment Act & Regulations effective 1 September 2014

Started by sylvia hammond Sep 3, 2014. 0 Replies

The Basic Conditions Amendment Act of 2013 and its Administrative Regulations published on 29 August 2014 came into effect on 1 September 2014. The objectives of the amendments to the Basic Conditions of Employment Act are to:address government’s…Continue

Tags: work, decent, outsourcing, sub-contracting, offences

Labour Minister now eyeing garden and landscaping services

Started by sylvia hammond Sep 1, 2014. 0 Replies

Do you have a landscaping service?  Many services consist of a driver in a bakkie (who remains in the bakkie) and a few men who tackle the law with a mower and clip the undergrowth in a stylised or hedged manner.  But who trains the people providing…Continue

Tags: trimming, weeding, hedges, wages, minimum

Labour Relations Amendment Act 6 of 2014 - without Regulations

Started by sylvia hammond Aug 19, 2014. 0 Replies

Courtesy of Bowman Gilfillan and SASLAW Western Cape - please see attached PDF file of the Labour Relations Amendment Act 6 of 2014.…Continue

Tags: threshold, earnings, fixed-term, strikes, lock-outs




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