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Labour Broking in the News - September 2012

28 September 2012   (0 Comments)
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Promote fair dealing in the workplace rather than banning labour brokering
ITWeb
Labour brokering, a form of outsourcing in which companies contract labour brokers to provide them with casual labour, is a term that elicits emotionally charged responses more often than logical debate. Chris Wilkins, CEO of software development ...

Eversheds LLP | State avoids total ban of labour brokers
State avoids total ban of labour brokers. 12 August 2012.  . Business Law & Tax Review. By Lavery Modise & Siafa Chauke. On 17 December 2010 the Minister ...

South Africa's powerless elites
The Africa Report
Make no mistake, JIC falls under the definition of labour broker, albeit in the version imagined in the new Labour Act, where although benefits remain the same the capacity for collective bargaining is significantly undermined. Yet COSATU has railed ...

South Africa platinum crisis not over yet
Reuters Blogs (blog)
What started as a local labour dispute turned into a national emergency after 34 workers were killed by South African police in August. Nevertheless, Lonmin has publicly blinked in the face of pressures that started well outside the standard labour ...

Marikana - the Strike Might Be Over, but the Struggle Continues
AllAfrica.com
Molebatsi said that Marikana could well be the beginning of a revision of mining labour practice in South Africa, and that what happens at the Lonmin platinum mine could ripple out to all other mines. "Marikana could become a benchmark," he said. As ...

First South African wineries to show new ethical seal at Cape Wine
Harpers Wine & Spirit Trade Review
Those practices follow both the International Labour Conventions Ethical Trading Initiative and South African labour legislation. This code prohibits the use of child labour, and ensures that employment is freely chosen with all employees working ...

The Labour Court determines whether the labour broker is the true ...
The memorandum to the proposed Labour Relations Amendments Bill, 2012 states that if employees of labour brokers are not employed to perform temporary ...

S.Africa's top unions group fears for its future
Reuters
S.Africa labour market seen weakened by COSATU-friendly laws. By Jon Herskovitz. JOHANNESBURG, Sept 18 (Reuters) - A top South African labour leader urged a fresh start for the country's biggest unions on Tuesday, saying change was needed in the ...

Zuma Appeals for Peace in Marikana
AllAfrica.com
Addressing the national congress of the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) in Johannesburg on Monday, Zuma said worker rights were enshrined in the Constitution, and added that there was legislation giving effect to the constitutional ...

Guest post: South African mining companies must win back workers' trust
Financial Times (blog)
That demand was until recently one of the enduring features of the current unrest but its potential impact on the mining industry and what it tells us about labour relations in South Africa hasn't really been understood. According to Stats SA's Labour ...

LETTER: Workplace fairness
BDlive
LABOUR brokering, a form of outsourcing in which companies contract labour brokers to provide them with casual labour, is a term that elicits emotionally charged responses more often than logical debate. It's time to remove emotion from the discussion ...

Tightening the rules on labour broking?
International Law Office
The proposed changes to the Labour Relations Act will make the use of labour brokers - or 'temporary employment services', as they are officially known - a far less attractive option for employers. They remove some of the perceived benefits of using ...

Are we winning on the self-regulation of labour brokers? | Go Legal
Should a ban be placed on labour brokers or is merely a question of implementing better regulations? Although an outright ban on labour brokers could lead to ...

Labour broking needs effective regulation | GilesFiles
At last the debate over labour broking is switching to regulation and enforcement and not banning. In Worker duped into thinking employer was a labour broker.

Brokers aid unemployment, but must be policed - editorial
Legalbrief (subscription)
'It is an undeniable reality that about 50% of South Africans younger than 25 are unemployed, and for many their only hope of getting a foothold in the labour market is by gaining temporary employment through a labour broker and using the experience ...

Labour Broking in South Africa | CA Saga
What is labour broking? The definition of a labour broker under South African law , as of 1st March 2009, is "any natural person who conducts or carries on any ...

Court looks beyond 'contractual relationship' to decide if labour...
While amendments to laws on labour brokers are far from finalised, the Department of Labour is happy that the courts are extending protection to vulnerable ...


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