Statutory Councils

A statutory council is a body established under the Labour Relations Act, 1995, in an area or sector of industry where no bargaining councils exists. Statutory Councils Source: Reader’s Digest’s You and Your Rights Regulation of labour relations in industry A statutory council is a body established under the Labour Relations Act, 1995, in an area… Continue Reading

Strikes

Stopping work to back up a demand Strikes Stopping work to back up a demand The Labour Relations Act, 1995, (LRA) provides a framework for collective bargaining to regulate the relationship between employers and employees. Employers and employees are obliged to try to resolve disputes and only embark on strikes and lock-outs as a last… Continue Reading

The Draft Codes of Good Practice on Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment

The draft Codes of Good Practice on Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (“Codes”) were published by the Department of Trade & Industry in December 2004 for comment. In this article Werksmans attorneys set out some of the principles and requirements of the Codes. The Draft Codes of Good Practice on Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Article by… Continue Reading

The end of Outsourcing as we know it?

Section 197 of the Labour Relations Act (the Act) regulates the employment law consequences of a transfer of the whole or part of a business as a going concern. The end of Outsourcing as we know it? 18 July 2005 Source: Jacques Van Wyk Cliffe Dekker Inc Section 197 of the Labour Relations Act (the Act)… Continue Reading

The stages in management of employee performance: a labour law perspective

Advocate M H Marcus discusses the need to apply a performance management process before considering dismissal for misconduct or incapacity By Advocate M H Marcus B Comm. LLB, Higher Dip. Company Law (Wits), Post grad. Dip. Industrial Relations (Natal).   Outline:     A        Introduction: identifying the need for the application of a performance management process… Continue Reading

Trade Unions

A trade union is an association of workers grouped together in one organisation to represent members in their dealings with employers. Trade Unions A forum for negotiating the best deal for employees A trade union is an association of workers grouped together in one organisation to represent members in their dealings with employers. The primary… Continue Reading

Try to solve disputes before it is too late

The recent strikes at Pick ‘n Pay and South African Airways illustrate the damage that they can cause Try to solve disputes before it is too late   By: Ivan Israelstam Chief executive of Labour Law Management Consulting.   Source: This article was originally published on page 2 of The Star on August 01, 2005 The recent strikes at… Continue Reading

Wage Board

The Wage Act, 1957, established a Wage Board to investigate wages and working conditions in specific industries, trades and undertakings in specified areas. Wage Board Investigating wages The Wage Act, 1957, established a Wage Board to investigate wages and working conditions in specific industries, trades and undertakings in specified areas. After investigation, recommendations are made… Continue Reading

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