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