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Labour Law in a Nutshell June 2019

REFUSAL TO CHANGED CONDITIONS: Can an employer dismiss employees for refusing to accept changes in working conditions?  Yes – said the labour court in Numsa vs Trident Steel[1]. The company needed to restructure its operations to survive. It redefined job descriptions and its workforce by about 500 mainly through VSP’s in consultation with Numsa. However, […]

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ILO adopts treaty against workplace harassment

The International Labour Organization has adopted the first global convention to combat violence and harassment in the workplace. The UN labor body was prompted by the worldwide “MeToo” movement against sexual harassment and began full-scale discussions on the convention last year. Member countries, labor unions and management organizations cast votes at the ILO’s annual conference […]

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Employers using all tricks to circumvent labour laws – CCMA

The Commission for Conciliation Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) has called on the Department of Labour inspectorate to join forces to clamp down on the growing practice of deliberate circumventing of the labour laws. CCMA Legal Researcher: Office of the Director, Wilbur van Niekerk said there was a growing trend used by employers of using every […]

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Amendments to COIDA Published for comment

The Minister of Labour, have published the proposed amendments in the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases, 2018 for public comment. Interested and affected parties are hereby invited to submit written representations on the proposed amendments in the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Amendment Bill, 2018. The aforesaid representations must be marked for the […]

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Employers should review their smoking policies

In line with global trends the South African legislature has drafted the Control of Tobacco Products and Electronic Delivery Systems Bill 2018 (“the Bill”), which is likely to be passed into law in the near future. The Bill prohibits smoking in any prescribed outdoor public place and, more importantly from an employment law perspective, at the workplace, […]