March 2009 Blog Posts (4)

Rumours of “work opportunities” are greatly exaggerated

Are you looking for a work opportunity? Find a labour broker. At least this is according to the argument put forward by the Democratic Alliance’s Anchen Dreyer.

Membathisi Mdladlana - the Minister of Labour – has responded that the legislation will be amended, and that labour brokers who: “act between the client company and the workers to lower labour costs, to reduce direct exposure to labour legislation” will be prohibited from running their businesses. But he didn’t respond… Continue

Added by sylvia hammond on March 25, 2009 at 18:00 — 6 Comments

Is greed really good?

In Tom Wolfe’s novel The Bonfire of the Vanities he outlines the greed and excess of Wall St in the 1980s. Financial players were making huge amounts of money and felt no responsibility for their actions. The movie Wall Street saw Michael Douglas immortalise the phrase ‘greed is good’!

The excess of the few has continued in more recent times, even as members of the public who are working for a reasonable wage are suffering under high prices, high interest rates, high fuel prices, and… Continue

Added by Alan Hammond on March 19, 2009 at 10:59 — 7 Comments

Voting off the weakest links

For the second time Setas are required to apply for re-establishment. Given the frequent media reports on under-performing Setas, it’s worth asking some questions this time around, about who is making the decisions on which Setas should be re-established – or amalgamated - and on what criteria.

If Setas were to make the decisions, they might want to vote off the strongest link to avoid undue competition, alternatively they could vote off the Setas that are a constant source of… Continue

Added by sylvia hammond on March 18, 2009 at 13:10 — No Comments

Is your T-shirt campaigning?

This week in the Cosatu News, Fawu reported that : “A shop steward and employee of the Rainbow Chickens plant in Worcester, Zolani Newu, was suspended on Wednesday 4 March 2009 after wearing an ANC t-shirt to work.” (Dominique Swartz, FAWU media office, 6 March 2009)

Now it’s important to note that this is a food establishment – all employees are required to wear protective clothing in compliance with food safety regulations. So the clothing worn “to work” will be placed in a locker… Continue

Added by sylvia hammond on March 10, 2009 at 21:30 — 9 Comments

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