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LABOUR LAW & RELATIONS: What to expect in 2019?

In short – a lot!! Politics The upcoming elections will turbo charge the levels of populist rhetoric and activity in both public and private workplaces.  Competition between the pro-poor and left leaning Saftu versus its former comrades, the ANC aligned and more moderate Cosatu will intensify in the media and public demonstrations. New Labour Political […]

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D-day for employers to submit their employment equity (EE) reports for 2018 – Department of Labour

Employers have one day to submit their employment equity (EE) online reports in line with legislation. The closing date for the mandatory submission of EE reports is tomorrow (15 January 2019). The 2018 EE Online and Manual reporting season opened in September 2018. The manual reporting submissions closed in October 2018. Employers (companies, government departments, […]

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Stampede – Should Lack Of Synergy Between Church And Municipality Be Blamed?.

Firstly I have to made a disclaimer: I do not belong to any faith-based organisation. When a tragedy strikes, the normal human reaction is to apportion blame to someone or to some organisation. The words of Raymond Parsons are worth recalling: “Tragedies and disasters usually teach valuable lessons, though they may not always have good […]

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Labour Law in a Nutshell November 2018

LABOUR LAW IN A NUTSHELL November 2018 COLLECTIVE MISCONDUCT:   What’s the difference between collective and derivative misconduct and why is it important to distinguish between them? PRASA Case PRASA[1] had to pay a high price for failing to make the distinction after it fired 700 employees for derivative misconduct. They suspected NTM members for burning […]

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SACPCMP fines the first Agent

The SACPCMP has successfully concluded its first disciplinary sanction against a registered Construction Health & Safety Agent on 26 October 2018, highlighting the position of the Council within the H&S Community. M C N Joubert (CHSA/004/2013) was found guilty of contravening Rule 2.1 of the SACPMCP Code of Conduct and sanctioned to a R20 000 fine […]

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TRUST AT THE TOP:  Can a Board of Directors skip the disciplinary procedure and use a fast-track procedure to dismiss a CEO when they believe the trust relationship has broken down?

TRUST AT THE TOP:  Can a Board of Directors skip the disciplinary procedure and use a fast-track procedure to dismiss a CEO when they believe the trust relationship has broken down? This possibility of such a novel procedure emerged in the Labour Court[1] in October. The CEO applied to court for an urgent interdict to […]

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Transnet CEO fights firing

Guests Edward Kieswetter | Group Chief Executive at Alexander Forbes Patrick Deale | Labour Law Expert from Deale Attorneys Click here for full Podcast: http://www.702.co.za/podcasts/180/the-best-of-the-xolani-gwala-show/121893/transnet-ceo-fights-firing The post Transnet CEO fights firing appeared first on Deale Attorneys. Source: Deale Attorneys

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The Risk of interfering in how your contractor operates

I recently received two calls from HSE consultants who wanted to double-check their own views. The first was about a Professional Engineer (ECSA registered) not accepting a Construction Manager appointed under CR8(1) having a dual appointment under Section 16(2) and eventually pulled rank on the outcome. The second was a question on a Safety File...

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