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29 April 2017
18 Jul 2016
COSATU FS: COSATU Free State PEC Statement 15-16, July 2016
Introduction Our PEC was held at Tshepong Mine and hosted by our Affiliate NUM. It was a really a humbling experience for our PEC to be exposed to a situation within which our members continue to...
12 Aug 2015
Labour brokers and their clients: who is the employer?
ISSUE Who is the employer of an employee employed by a labour broker who has been performing services for a client of a labour broker for more than three months, and earns below the threshold (R205...
04 Aug 2015
The CCMA’s jurisdiction over Employees working beyond South Africa’s Borders
Fasken Martineau
In MECS Africa (Pty) Ltd v Commission for Conciliation, Mediation & Arbitration & Others (2014) 35 ILJ 745 (LC), the Labour Court was tasked to consider a jurisdictional ruling in which the...
04 Mar 2015
New worker rights national meeting & workshop [Friday/Saturday 6/7th March, 2015]
What's On
No doubt the media has noticed that the state has introduced significant new rights for labour broker, fixed term contract and part-time workers. These are contained in an expanded section (198) in...
19 Aug 2014
President Zuma assents to the Labour Relations Amendment Act
Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
On 17 August 2014,  President Jacob Zuma  assented to the Labour Relations Amendment Act, 2004 (Act No.6 of 2014) A commencement date for this Act, expected to be within the next few months, is...
01 Apr 2014
Shozi and others / Pecton Outsourcing Solutions CC [2014] 2 BALR 207 (CCMA)
case law
The respondent, a labour broker, supplied approximately 400 employees to its only client, Unilever SA who, in 2013, insisted that the employees’ rate of pay be reduced. Unilever SA informed...
11 Mar 2014
Two significant labour laws sent to the President for Assent
Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
Two labour laws were passed by the National Assembly on 4 March 2014 and have been submitted  to the President for assent. This means their promulgation is imminent.  According to Aadil Patel,...
06 Jan 2014
Daily podcast – January 6, 2014.
Thousands of African migrants, many holding banners demanding freedom for compatriots jailed as illegal job-seekers by Israel, protested on Sunday in a main Tel Aviv square against a new open-ended...
Subsidy won't stop unemployment – report
The youth wage subsidy will only bring temporary relief and not reduce the high number of unemployable young people, according to Sunday's Rapport newspaper. CEO of labour broker Adcorp, Richard...
14 Nov 2013
Unfair dismissal of a labour broker – when is the client of a labour broker liable?
Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
In the recent case of NUMSA v Abancedisi Labour Services [2013] ZASCA 143 (30 September 2013), the Supreme Court of Appeal took to task a Temporary Employment Service (TES) – labour broker – that...
26 Aug 2013
Labour Relations Amendment Bill adopted by the National Assembly
Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
The Labour Relations Amendment Bill (LRAB) was adopted by the National Assembly in Parliament on 20 August 2013.  According to labour lawyers at  Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr business law firm, this Bill...
11 Jun 2013
COSATU: Statement by the Congress of South African Trade Unions, responds to the Free Market Foundation and DA on labour brokers (11/06/2013)
The Congress of South African Trade Unions totally rejects the argument, advanced by the Free Market Foundation (FMF) and their political allies, the Democratic Alliance (DA), that "job seekers...
02 Nov 2012
Labour brokers important for construction, engineering sectors, says attorney
Engineering and construction law
Labour brokers and temporary employment services have an important role to play in South Africa, provided that they are regulated, says BKM Attorneys candidate attorney Lauren Hastie. With many...
27 Jul 2012
You can’t blame the 'bakkie brigade' for this one
Cheadle, Thompson & Haysom Attorneys
Sometimes a single case throw light on a bigger issue. A recent judgment in the Labour Court gives a fresh perspective to the highly contentious issue of labour broking in South Africa. Mr Dyokwe...

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