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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MIBCO wage and substantive negotiations update 21 November 2016

Started by sylvia hammond Nov 21, 2016. 0 Replies

MIBCO are pleased to advise that after almost 6 months of protracted negotiations, the RMI, FRA and NUMSA have finally signed a wage agreement for the next three years.In order for this agreement to become binding on all employers in the Industry,…Continue

Tags: increases, three, years, rates, wage

Labour Department warn employers about bogus labour inspectors

Started by sylvia hammond Sep 14, 2016. 0 Replies

The Department of Labour says it is concerned about the growing incidents of bogus labour inspectors who impersonate legitimate officials of the Department and fleece unsuspecting employers of money. Last week the department indicated that it has…Continue

Tags: inspection, official, monies, employers, department

FAWU wins Labour Court case - a lesson in how not to do retrenchments

Started by sylvia hammond Aug 20, 2016. 0 Replies

Our media often carry reports of employers explaining that our labour law is overly restrictive.  In this case it appears that the employer either had no knowledge of labour law or simply chose to ignore it. The Labour Relations Act gives effect to…Continue

Tags: Savoy, Hotel, Labour, Court, FAWU

Labour Court judgement on SABC holds Managers personally responsible for costs

Started by sylvia hammond. Last reply by sylvia hammond Jul 27, 2016. 2 Replies

Today I received a copy of the Order made by the Labour Court  - I have not yet seen the whole judgement.But what I have copied below is what I have seen. Now my interpretation of this is that Management - particularly in the taxpayer funded public…Continue

Tags: reinstated, dismissal, disciplinary, action, interdicted

GLU Postgraduate programmes for 2017 re-open for Trade Unionist applications

Started by sylvia hammond Jun 27, 2016. 0 Replies

Cosatu publication: Postgraduate (Masters) Programme via the Global Labour University SADear Comrades, We are inviting applications for our postgraduate programmes for 2017 and we would like to ask you to distribute widely. Please check GLU Website…Continue

Tags: global, union, members, educators, university

Proposed amendments to parental leave and UIF benefits for natural and adopted children

Started by sylvia hammond Dec 2, 2015. 0 Replies

A private member's bill has been introduced to propose amendments to parental leave and benefits from Unemployment Insurance Fund. These apply whether the child is a natural child or an adopted child.The document is available on this link:…Continue

Tags: unemployment, act, insurance, Bill, member's

Minister of Labour announces increases for domestic workers and contract cleaners

Started by sylvia hammond. Last reply by sylvia hammond Nov 22, 2015. 15 Replies

The Department of Labour announced: “Sectoral determination covers the protection of workers in vulnerable sectors/areas of work. The determination sets minimum working hours, minimum wages, number of leave days and termination rules.” Domestic…Continue

Tags: hourly, determination, rate, Area, effective

Western Cape High Court grants relief against garnishee order deductions

Started by sylvia hammond Oct 19, 2015. 0 Replies

"All employ­ers in the West­ern Cape are exempt from enforc­ing emol­u­ments attach­ment orders (often referred to as gar­nishee orders) against their employ­ees which were obtained out­side the province, until a final deci­sion by the…Continue

Tags: Aid, Legal, Clinic, Stellenbosch, collectors

FAWU statement on proposed merger of ABInbev & SABMiller

Started by sylvia hammond Oct 14, 2015. 0 Replies

   Good morning, I thought skills-universe members might be interested in this statement issued by Katishi Masemola, the FAWU General Secretary published in the COSATU Daily Newsletter.14 October 2015The Food and Allied Workers Union (FAWU) is…Continue

Tags: pension, employee, fund, Public, Corporation

Further Department of Labour & CCMA Roadshows on labour law amendments

Started by sylvia hammond May 25, 2015. 0 Replies

The Department of Labour and the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) are planning to enter into a second round of intensive national roadshows to educate stakeholders on the implications of the new amended labour laws now…Continue

Tags: work, pay, equal, discrimination, value


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