- SAPS EE plan recently ruled unlawful
- In Johannesburg last week, the Labour Court ruled that the South African Police Service's Employment Equity Plan was unlawful. This is as reported by the Citizen... The Court noted that the EE Plan turned out to be a quota system and so is non-compliant with the Employment Equity Act. It also violates the equality clause of the Constitution, namely section ((2).
Deputy General Secretary of Soli... ››› more
- [03 February 2016]
- How to handle employees like Gareth Cliff, Penny Sparrow or Velaphi Khumalo making racist comments in your workplace
- You must've heard all the recent news about racist remarks on social media. Employees have faced consequences from a slap on the wrist to immediate dismissal. Even though Penny Sparrow was using social media in her personal capacity, her company name was linked to her profile and brought the company's name into disrepute. You should be very worried about what could happen if you had a Penny Sparro... ››› more
- [03 February 2016]
- News: Lonmin confirms retrenchment of 6000 employees
- Platinum mining company, Lonmin, who were chastised earlier this year, by an independent enquiry, for the Marikana massacre in 2012, will be setting out to cut its workforce by 6000- this is as reported on the Citizen.
On top of that, it will set out to raise US$400 million through a rights issue, as well as restructure debt so it can restore its balance sheet.
It's worth noting that Lon... ››› more
- [22 October 2015]
- News: Woolworths employees demanding wage increase
- It appears that employees have been giving employers a hard time with strikes, wage-increase demands and the lot - carving out what seems to be a domino effect, leading from business to business.
According to SABC News, Woolworths is now under fire by an employee strike.
Avoid giving your employees a 52% salary increase...
When employees go on strike they'll... ››› more
- [20 October 2015]
- NUMSA to have protected march in Jo'burg today. Set to create problems for struggling companies
- According to IOL, the National Union of South African Mineworkers' (NUMSA's) will be holding a protected march today.
And it says that the march is against corruption and that it intends to hit the public and private sectors in the country.
The union will head through the streets of Johannesburg in order to get the government's, as well as business', attention.
According to the article... ››› more
- [14 October 2015]
- Latest News: It's no longer coal strikes on the table, but gold strike possibilities too
- A coal strike is no longer the only big on the cards at the moment, because on Sunday 11th October the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) stated their intentions to strike.
This time, it will be in the gold industry. As reported on Africa Report, the ANCU voted to halt operations at AngloGold Ashanti, Harmony Gold and Sibanye Gold after a crowd of around 5000 miners voted... ››› more
- [13 October 2015]
- Latest News: Coal strike still pushing for a raise before returning to work
- Over a week has passed since the country's coal mining industry was hit hard by a strike consisting of over 30 000 mine workers.
Over what? Wage increases. The strike began on Sunday 4th October, at 16:00, when strikers downed their tools over failed wage negotiations.
And now, 'all that the coal sector workers want in order to end the strike… is for the pay of underground labourers to be ... ››› more
- [13 October 2015]
- Two industries severely affected by SA's new visa regulations
- South Africa's new visa regulations, which were introduced earlier this year, are intended to make a balance between security and economic development with regard to migration. But if anything these regulations have created quite a stir - and for good reason!
Many are concerned about the impact these regulations will have on various industries and businesses - which leads to concerns around th... ››› more
- [18 August 2015]
- The Employment Services Act has come into effect! Here's what you need to know about it
- The Employment Services Act came into effect only a few days ago (the 9th of August) and it sets out to improve conditions for the unemployed on top of providing some new provisions. Here's what you need to know.
As stated in the Government Gazette (Vol. 583, No. 37539), important aims of the Employment Services Act include:
1. Promoting employment and improve access to the labour mark... ››› more
- [13 August 2015]
- According to business confidence survey: Medium and small businesses don't trust the economic future
- Trust in the economic future continues to stay at a moderate level when we talk about local small and medium entreprises (SME). The owners manifest an apprehensive perception when it comes to regulatory and economic challenges facing the sector and country as a whole.
The apprehensive perception is showed by the fourth quarter 2014 Business Partners Limited SME Index (BPLSI), which measures atti... ››› more
- [16 April 2015]
- Breaking news: The CCMA has gazetted new rules for dealing with arbitration and misconduct and they come into effect NEXT MONTH
- These days, it seems like every piece of labour legislation is changing.
Last year, Government overhauled the BCEA, EEA and Labour Relations Act and affected over 70 changes to the laws that govern how you treat your employees.
Now, the CCMA is following suit.
It's just announced that the new rules and arbitration guidelines on misconduct it gazetted on the 17th of March 2015, will come... ››› more
- [20 March 2015]
- Three important things you should know about Budget 2015
- Today new Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene is presenting his first budget to parliament. The actual context should interest us as several aspects are expected to influence South African payrolls and employees.
Rob Cooper, Director of Legislation at Sage VIP Payroll & HR, explained for bizmag.co.za that during his medium-term budget policy statement, Nene came across as a no-nonsense Finance Mini... ››› more
- [25 February 2015]