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25 February 2017
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16 Feb 2017
UNTU: CCMA issues strike certificate against PRASA
The members of the United National Transport Union (UNTU) within the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA), has the right to embark on a protected strike within 48 hours. The Commission for...
06 Feb 2017
UNTU: Double digit salary demand awaits PRASA
Members of the United National Transport Union (UNTU) working for the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) demands a double digit wage increase this year. “Thanks to PRASA’s noncompliance...
31 Jan 2017
Solidarity: SAPS does not take action against racism in its own ranks
Trade union Solidarity today announced that it would take the South African Police Service (SAPS) to court as the Police is acting contrary to the provisions contained in section 60 of the...
18 Jan 2017
UNTU: Labour Court to rule on UNTU vs PRASA 19 disputes
The United National Transport Union (UNTU) will approach the Labour Court in Johannesburg for an expedited date to rule on the  dispute the trade union declared against the passenger rail operator...
16 Jan 2017
The Prescription of Arbitration Awards
The issue of whether arbitration awards prescribe after the three-year lapse, has been considered in numerous conflicting judgments of the Labour Court. On 15 December 2016, the Constitutional...
13 Jan 2017
SADTU LP: SADTU in Limpopo takes the department to court over non-payment of teacher salaries
The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union condemns in the strongest terms possible the ongoing failure of the Limpopo Department of Education to comply with the laws regarding the payment of the...
11 Jan 2017
SA: Parliament is dismayed by the union
Parliament has learnt of the legal challenge by Protection Services officials and their union with shock and dismay, based on an article published in the Sunday newspaper, as all its actions were...
10 Jan 2017
Time is of the essence in labour disputes
Time is of the essence when dealing with labour disputes and litigants should be mindful that they need to treat these disputes with urgency. The Labour Court in Johannesburg has recently...
29 Nov 2016
Madonsela unavailable to appear before SABC inquiry
Former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela will not be able to give evidence before Parliament's ad hoc committee looking into the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) board, as she will be...
25 Nov 2016
SADTU: SADTU forces Eastern Cape Department to pay educators
The South African Democratic Teachers Union has  scored another victory when in four days since launching an urgent application in the High Court  forced the Education Department to explain the...
11 Nov 2016
UNTU: Transnet agrees it may not force employees to take leave this Christmas
Transnet and its legal team today acknowledged that the company may not force employees to take leave over the upcoming Festive Season. Steve Harris, General Secretary of the United National...
09 Nov 2016
UNTU: Transnet cannot force employees to take leave during the festive season
Transnet Soc Limited acted in breach of its collective agreements with the United National Transport Union (UNTU) when it unilaterally implemented enforced leave last year and this year. Judge...
08 Nov 2016
Not all arbitrations are created equal
Private arbitration clauses are a common feature in employment contracts. It is often argued that the private arbitration process provides parties with more control over the entire arbitration...
07 Nov 2016
Numsa: Victory at Enforce Security Services
Workers at Enforce Security Services have won a historic victory, not only for themselves but for all workers whose rights are being threatened by union-bashing employers On 4 November 2016 members...
UNTU: Judgement will be delivered on Wednesday on the Transnet Festive leave issue
Judge Christina Prinsloo is expected to deliver judgement in the Labour Court in Johannesburg on Wednesday on the application by Transnet Soc Limited to review and set aside an arbitration award so...
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