Industrial and Employment Relations


Industrial and Employment Relations

For all members interested in staying up to date with and discussing industrial relations and employment relations issues 

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

Started by sylvia hammond. Last reply by sylvia hammond on Thursday. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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

Labour Relations Amendment Act to be promulgated once Regulations complete

Started by sylvia hammond. Last reply by Ian Webster Aug 19. 1 Reply

The Department of Labour has expressed happiness at the fact that President Jacob Zuma has acceded to legislative amendments to the Labour Relations Act following protracted engagements with social partners.Following lengthy discussions with social…Continue

Tags: published, regulations, department, promulgated, amendment

President signs Labour Relations Amendment Act signed into law

Started by sylvia hammond Aug 17. 0 Replies

 President Jacob Zuma has, in terms of section 84(2)(a) of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996, assented to the Labour Relations Amendment Act, 2004 (Act No.6 of 2014). The Act seeks to, among others:(a) Respond to the increased…Continue

Tags: basic, court, CCMA, work, condition

Marikana anniversary: a day of reflection and recommitment to peace

Started by sylvia hammond Aug 16. 0 Replies

Today, 16 August 2014, marks the second anniversary of the tragic death of 34 people in Marikana in North West.Ten others had died before the 16th of August, and a number of others after the 16th of August as well.   Nothing will ever take away the…Continue

Tags: violence, labour, relations, disputes, anniversary

Resolving or exacerbating SA industrial relations problems - Industrial Action Report

Started by sylvia hammond Aug 13. 0 Replies

 Skills-universe members will have seen numerous media reports over the last year on violent strikes.  Marikana brought home to everyone what a failure of industrial relations can mean, and the last few days of the Farlam Commission with Cyril…Continue

Tags: industrial, relations, inequality, unemployment, amendment


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