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Labour News South Africa January 2013

30 January 2013   (0 Comments)
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THE INSIDER: Cosatu's 100-year plan for labour brokers
BDlive
Labour brokers bring labour to employers for a commission. A colleague of the Insider who has been following the campaign for years finds it quite sad. Even though the government, other unions and business have accepted that brokers are not going to be ...

Labour legislation - Built to backfire
Financial Mail
The legislation will bring sweeping changes to regulations governing conditions of employment of temporary workers and labour broking firms. "Fortunately, the debate over whether labour brokers should be banned or regulatedcame out in favour of ...

Why young South Africans can't find jobs
Politicsweb
So the question becomes how to get South Africa's unemployed youth into some form of formal employment where they can get work experience. And since government can't create jobs, it has to be employment in the private sector. Study after study by ...

SUMMIT TV: Mashaba urges government on labour ... - Business Day
South Africa's economy 'likely to grow by 2.8%' .... measuring small businesses — for me the major contributing factor is South Africa's labour legislation.

Mashaba urges government on labour laws
BDlive
HM: I don't really believe that as a country we've done well in the past 18 years of democracy in terms of particularly measuring small businesses — for me the major contributing factor is South Africa's labour legislation. Some aspects of our labour ...


Domestic worker numbers up 60% in 15 years: Labour Organisation ...
The number of domestic workers worldwide has surged by 60% since 1995 to more than 52 million, but despite their growing numbers most are still deprived of ...

SA praised for domestic worker legislation
Legalbrief (subscription)
SA has been praised by the International Labour Organisation as one of the few countries in the world to legislate minimum wages and rest periods for its estimated 1.1m domestic workers, says a report in The Mercury. The organisation said in a report ...

Farmers, workers 'must negotiate'
South Africa.info
South African Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant has called on striking workers, unions and farmers in the Western Cape to settle their disputes through negotiation, to exercise their rights responsibly and to refrain from violence. The minister's call ...

S Africa: rising new consumers to start spending?
Financial Times (blog)
Urbach also stresses the need for economic freedom: "The big elephant in the room is South African labour laws that effectively prevent people from gaining employment – they prevent small businesses from hiring people because they are afraid of the ...

Collective bargaining needs overhaul — labour analysts
BDlive
The last time South Africa's collective bargaining structures were changed was in the mid-1990s when key labour legislation, including the Labour Relations Act, was promulgated. The labour laws are being amended again, but talks have been continuing ...


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