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Labour broking in the news - February 2012

29 February 2012   (0 Comments)
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Zuma will open Cosatu headquarters
Independent Online
He also spoke about labour brokers, saying Cosatu was pleased Zuma had addressed the issue during his State of the Nation address two weeks ago.

Cosatu's NEC tightrope
Times LIVE
Today, the federation remains steadfast in its opposition to exploitative labourbrokers and government's plans to impose expensive tolling on Gauteng's ...

 

Fintalk – Off-the Cuff: Ban labour brokers
The debate about the banning of labour brokers in SA refuses to die. It's become a boring topic, just like the ANC Youth League's proposal for the nationalisation ...
fintalk.co.za/2012/02/28/off-the-cuff-ban-labour-brokers/

NUM backs Cosatu strike on e-tolls, labour broking
The National Union of Mineworkers has urged its members to join Cosatu's protest action on 7 March next week against Gauteng e-tolling and against labour...
www.salabournews.co.za/.../3581-num-backs-cosatu-strike-on...

Business Area Leader E2 Job in North West - South Africa Jobs ...
city press job section 26 february 2012; city press career page for 26 feb 2012; future plan boksburg ferdi willemse; labour brokers with cnc programming east ...
southafricajobsvacancies.com/business-area-leader-e2-job-in-n...



Budget 2012: Cosatu wins, everyone else loses
Daily Maverick
If big business had its way, the budget would relax labour laws, ... has been crowded out with tub-thumping over labour brokers and so-called "decent work”.

Parliamentary hearings on labour broking call for regulation ...
In its submission to the portfolio committee on labour, the Confederation of Associations in the Private Employment Sector (Capes) presented the case for labour...
hofcominfo.wordpress.com/.../parliamentary-hearings-on-labo...

NUM backs Cosatu strike on etolls labour broking Business LIVE
The NEC also lamented government's intention to regulate labour brokers and appealed to the state to reconsider its position ...
www.businesslive.co.za/.../num-backs-cosatu-strike-on-e-tolls-...


How Big Business will engage with government, unions
Moneyweb.co.za
It has a problem with the ban on labour brokers. "There are abuses and we should focus on eliminating these. But anybody who wants to ban temporary ...

NUMSA expresses frustration with Zuma's SONA
Politicsweb
This NUMSA NEC statement covers the essentials of the two important meetings, our recommitment to the March 7, 2012, strike against labour brokers and road privatization; our reactions to President Zuma's State of the Nation Address and Finance ...
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The pro's and con's of labour brokers - Bregman Attorneys
The labour broker provides the temporary workers to the client. ... If the client no longer needs the services of an employee, the labour broker will be liable for his ...
www.roylaw.co.za/home/article/the.../labour-law-articles


Cosatu to engage ANC on banning labour brokers
Business Day
Phutas Tseki, Gauteng chairman of the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu), says the federation will take the issue of labour brokers to the African National Congress's policy conference in June and its national elective conference in ...


Media brokers come under fire in Parliament
BusinessLIVE
"I thought we were struggling with labour brokers, but now we have this thing of media brokers," committee chairperson Eric Kholwane quipped. According to MDDA project director Nkopane Maphiri there had been allegations from small commercial media ..

 


No Agreement Reached on Labour Brokers, Says Department ...

The department of labour has confirmed that no agreement has yet been reached in NEDLAC on labour broking.

Cosatu going ahead with labour broker strike on 7 March

Labour broking talks hit deadlock | ITWeb
Government seeks to eliminate all forms of abusive practices inherent in labour broking, says president Jacob Zuma. The social partners at the National ...

Call for Ban on Labour Brokers ill Concieved
Stephen Hickmore - COSATU's call for the banning of Labour Brokers is ill conceived and selfish. I am the first to support the unions in a call to ban all abusive ...

Debate on labour brokers continues as Zuma favours regulation over an outright ban
Political Analysis South Africa
Cosatu has long complained about labour brokers and is currently seeking an outright legislative ban on the labour broking as a practice. On 7 March 2012, South Africa's largest trade union, the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu), ...

 

Cosatu: strike against labour brokers is on - The Witness
JOHANNESBURG — Cosatu will go ahead with a planned national strike on March 7 against labour brokers after attempts to broker a deal at Nedlac failed, the ...

 

CWU on Conversion of Post Office Labour Brokers to Permanent ...
The Communication Workers Union (CWU) welcomes the conversion of South African Post Office (Sapo) Labour broker workers to permanent workers. As CWU ...

 

Labour brokers do not create jobs | The Weekly News
In simple language the labour broker is that guy that sells Mr. X's labour to a prospective employer as if Mr. X is his object. Clearly, the labour broker does not ...


Labour broking talks hit deadlock
ITWeb
Government seeks to eliminate all forms of abusive practices inherent in labour broking, says president Jacob Zuma. The social partners at the National Economic Development and Labour Council (Nedlac) are deadlocked on the issue of labour broking.

Post Office labour conversion
Independent Online
By SAPA The conversion of SA Post Office (Sapo) labour brokers to permanent workers is a "moral boost”, the Communication Workers' Union (CWU) said on Thursday. "The CWU welcomes the conversion.... We view this initiative as an important milestone in ...

'Compromise on labour brokers' - Zuma
In his State of the Nation address yesterday, President Zuma called for middle ground to be found on labour brokers and said nothing about the "total ban" on ...

labour brokers | Free State Times
"labour brokers" tag ... workers in the Free State to join a national strike called by the union for next month to press the government to abolish labour broking…

Strike against labour brokers to go ahead
Independent Online
By SAPA Cosatu will go ahead with a planned national strike on March 7 against labour brokers after attempts to broker a deal at Nedlac failed, the union federation said on Wednesday. Congress of SA Trade Union's spokesman Patrick Craven said the ...

Cosatu going ahead with labour broker strike | News24
Cosatu going ahead with labour broker strike| News24|South Africa|Politics| Cosatu will go ahead with a planned national strike against labour brokers after ...

Labour broking talks hit deadlock
ITWeb
Government seeks to eliminate all forms of abusive practices inherent in labour broking, says president Jacob Zuma. The social partners at the National Economic Development and Labour Council (Nedlac) are deadlocked on the issue of labour broking.

Labour Watch
Leadership Magazine
Nedlac is the forum in which labour, government and business seek compromised solutions to problems. However, talks around labour brokers and other issues contained in draft labour law amendment bills, have broken down. Cosatu since announced ...

 


Cosatu Not Playing By the Rules

Cape Business News

The changes included provisions for the regulation of labour brokers rather than the outright ban which Cosatu had demanded. Mr Michael Bagraim, President of the Chamber said "we have had a year of negotiations and Cosatu has been part of the process, ...[more]

Urgent need to restart stalled labour process

BusinessLIVE

The amendments will not be effective in ending abusive labour practices, but will drive disreputable labour brokers underground and make employees vulnerable. So where do we stand now? Urgent action is needed: We need to go back to the spirit of the ...[more]

Govt to regulate labour broking

ITWeb

During his State of the Nation Address yesterday, president Jacob Zuma said the National Economic Development and Labour Council (Nedlac) process on labour broking has now been completed. "Government seeks to eliminate all forms of abusive practices ...[more]

Labour movement 'exhausted', says SACP's Nzimande

Business Day

Meanwhile, commenting on pending labour legislation amendments in South Africa, Mr Nzimande said the SACP still strongly opposed labour broking. The practice is being studied before the country's labour laws are amended, but the government has said it ...[more]

'Compromise on labour brokers'

Times LIVE

President Jacob Zuma took a safer route on the question of labour brokers by calling for a middle ground to be found. His political partner, Cosatu, wants labour brokers banned, whereas business defends them. In his State of the Nation address ...[more]

Cosatu backs fired Gautrain drivers

News24

Johannesburg - Cosatu Gauteng pledged its support to over 300 fired non-unionised Gautrain bus drivers on Thursday, blaming labour broking on their situation. "We will be seeking an urgent meeting with the management of the company in an attempt to ...[more]

JZ says government failed to reach target on job creation

Sowetan

He failed to commit on scrapping labour brokers, an issue that Cosatu had threatened to go on strike for in March. "Government seeks to eliminate all forms of abusive practices inherent in labour broking in order to strengthen the protection of ...[more]

Global socialism needed to solve crises, Cosatu tells union conference

Business Day

It plans to stage a one-day national strike on March 7 this year in protest against labour brokers, among other issues, who often match temporary employees with employers. The trade-union federation believes this prevents temporary staff from enjoying ...[more]

Scrap Gauteng tollgates, ban labour brokers - NUM

Politicsweb

The National Union of Mineworkers appeals to civil society to join the COSATU organised protests against both these tollgates and the ban for labour brokers. "We cannot allow these to continue. These tolls must be removed and the ban for labour brokers ...[more]

 

Cosatu's big strike twofer

Daily Maverick

The government seems unwilling to budge on the e-tolling and labour broker issue. Cosatu has been raging against the two for a while now. They now seek to end the impasse by staging a huge strike on 7 March. And you're invited along. ...[more]

EDITORIAL: Unions will test and rescue Zuma

Business Day

As many as 25% of jobs created are facilitated by a labour broker. President Jacob Zuma is going to have to choose soon between Cosatu's support and improving the state of the nation. IT IS a good thing that the annual state of the nation address is a ...[more]

Q & A - Labour bills

FM.co.za

Labour is still demanding a total ban of labour brokers. It has declared a deadlock on the issue and plans protest action on the issue on March 7. If the proposed amendments are tested against the RIA before being tabled, sufficient agreement is not ...[more]

Scrap e-tolling, ban modern day slavery - SAMWU

Politicsweb

We must force the Government and the ruling party the African National Congress to scrap the exorbitant e-Tolling system and ban modern day slavery (labour broking). This protest action will set a precedent, in terms of mass action...[more]

Cosatu to strike over brokers, tolls

IOL - Business Report
Independent Online

A national strike will be held on March 7 to protest against labour brokers and the proposed Gauteng toll roads, Cosatu said on Tuesday. The action would be legal and no trade union worker could be punished for downing tools, Congress of SA Trade ...[more]

COSATU's expectations for SONA 2012

Patrick Craven
Politicsweb

While the unemployed suffer most from the poverty that still stalks our land, the army of the working poor also continues to expand, with the growth of casualisation and labour broking. About 60% of all workers employed in the formal economy earn less ...[more]

Labour Force Survey numbers: running out of hope

Daily Maverick

Cosatu has already launched its first attack of the year on labour brokers and has a strike planned for March. Maybe this strike is intended to pre-empt any move on youth wage subsidies in the Budget, maybe Cosatu is flexing its muscles and loosening ...[more]


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