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Labour Broking in the News - March 2012

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BUSINESS PERSPECTIVE ON BILLS AMENDING THE LABOUR RELATIONS & THE BASIC CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT ACT

While Business Unity South Africa (BUSA) supports the need to protect vulnerable workers, we are unable to endorse the Bills being placed before Parliament given the extensive areas of disagreement and their impact on job creation...

'Rushed' labour Bills under fire
Mail & Guardian Online
The labour law amendments aim to end the exploitation of workers and govern employment. It introduces laws to regulate contract work, address labour broking and prohibit abusive practices. Provisions have also been introduced to facilitate the ...

Business, Labour Critical Of New Bills
Cape Business News
Labour brokers face significantly increased regulation, but there is no suggestion of banning them, as COSATU has demanded. Todd notes that there is some tightening up of the regulation of strikes, and changes to the procedures for enforcement of BCEA ...

Grabouw's seasonal fruit-pickers reap bitter harvest of discontent
Business Day
Despite the growing army of labour on their doorstep, fruit farmers in the area have maintained their age-old practice of hiring people from Eastern Cape villages, using labour brokers or their own networks to fetch them in trucks or taxis.

Does Massive Casualisation of Labour Reveal the Irrelevance of ...
Labour Brokers Bad for SA Workers, ... To learn more about labour broking in South Africa, Fazila Farouk of the South African Civil Society Information Service ...

 

Busa won't back labour law amendments
Independent Online
It said it welcomed the confirmation that government will retain section 198 of the Labour Relations Act (LRA) Amendment Bill, regulating labour brokers. However, the business umbrella body is disappointed that Cabinet has approved the the Basic ...

Labour Laws - Minister Oliphant Invited to Discuss Impact On Jobs Ahead of ...
AllAfrica.com
The Minister's intentions with these bills - to protect the rights of contracted workers and workers employed by labour brokers - are admirable. But the broader consequences for the unemployed also need to be considered.

Labour bills onerous and punitive - BUSA
Politicsweb
The new proposals destabilise the framework and principles of the original post-Apartheid labour legislation. BUSA welcomes the confirmation that government will retain section 198 of the Labour Relations Act, regulating labour brokers.

Business, labour critical of new labour bills
BusinessLIVE
Cabinet has approved the submission to Parliament of the long anticipated amendment bills to the Labour Relations Act and Basic Conditions of Employment Act (BCEA). Labour brokers face significantly increased regulation, but there is no suggestion of ..

New Labour bills need more consultation
Bizcommunity.com
The Steel and Engineering Industries' Federation of South Africa (SEIFSA) has expressed concern about amendments contained in the Basic Conditions of Employment and Labour Relations Amendment Bills. Mildred Oliphant: Adamant, labour brokers will not be ...

ANC, Cosatu thrash out brokering, e-tolling in 'fruitful' talks
The Witness
THE African National Congress and Congress of South African Trade Unions yesterday held a meeting to discuss the fallout over thorny labour brokering and the e-tolling issues. In a joint statement Jackson Mthembu and Patrick Craven said the discussion ...

Workforce watches labour bills
Business Day
Mr Diamond was not overly concerned about the uncertainty surrounding new labour legislation dealing with labour brokers. The government's amendments to the Basic Conditions of Employment Act and Labour Relations Act, which were accepted by the Cabinet ...

Argument rages over temporary employment
Business Day
One of the aims of the Labour Relations Amendment Bill is to regulate labour brokers. In terms of the proposals, workers employed on a temporary basis will be deemed to be permanent once they have been with a firm for six months, the only exception ...

ANC, Cosatu talk brokers and tolls
Mail & Guardian Online
"It focused on the important issues of labour law amendments, in particular the problems of labour brokers, and the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Programme, dubbed as e-tolling," ANC spokesperson Jackson Mthembu and Cosatu spokesperson Patrick Craven ...

SABC News.com - ANC, Cosatu meet over labour brokers, e-tolls ...
The ANC and Cosatu will meet today to tackle the issues of labour brokers and Gauteng e-tolls, which have seen the allies on a collision course.

Labour broking to be regulated - not outlawed
The national Cabinet has approved the Labour Relations Amendment Bill which will regulate the labour broking industry. Cabinet spokesman Jimmy Manyi ...

Outa aims to scuttle toll roads
iAfrica.com
The meeting was called after tensions escalated early this month, as Cosatu intensified campaigns to have labour brokers banned and Gauteng's new tolling system scrapped. The meeting comes as a high-profile court action was launched on Friday in a bid ...

 

Cosatu, ANC to mend ties
Times LIVE
The meeting comes after Cosatu took to the streets in protest against labour brokers and Gauteng's e-tolling system. Mantashe yesterday said while e-tolling was inherited from previous leaders, the current leadership would not disown previous decisions ...

Destruction during protests criminal - ANC
News24
The ANC would meet with its alliance partner, the Congress of SA Trade Unions (Cosatu) on Monday to discuss the issue of e-tolling and labour brokers, said Mantashe. "An attempt will be made to ensure that we are having the same understanding.

ANC to meet with Cosatu on e-tolling: Mantashe
Moneyweb.co.za
The ANC will meet with its alliance partner Cosatu on Monday to discuss the issue of e-tolling and labour brokers, ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe said on Sunday. "An attempt will be made to ensure that we are having the same understanding," ...

Cosatu, ANC meet as tolls go to court
Business Day
The meeting was called after tensions escalated early this month, as Cosatu intensified campaigns to have labour brokers banned and Gauteng's new tolling system scrapped. The meeting comes as a high-profile court action was launched on Friday in a bid ...

 

Cosatu digs in against labour broking
Johannesburg Sunday World
LABOUR federation Cosatu is on a collision course with the ANC after the cabinet stopped short of banning labour brokers in its amendments governing labour brokers this week. AMENDMENTS: Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant's proposals 'address some ...

'Destruction during protests criminal'
Independent Online
The ANC would meet with its alliance partner, the Congress of SA Trade Unions (Cosatu) on Monday to discuss the issue of e-tolling and labour brokers, said Mantashe. "An attempt will be made to ensure that we are having the same understanding.

 

'ANC to meet with Cosatu on e-tolling'
Independent Online
Photo: Dumisani Sibeko The ANC will meet with its alliance partner Cosatu on Monday to discuss the issue of e-tolling and labour brokers, ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe said on Sunday. "An attempt will be made to ensure that we are having the ...

 

Mixed reaction to labour law amendments
Primedia Broadcasting - Eyewitness News
Amendments to labour laws imposing strict regulations on labour brokers was met with mixed reactions on Thursday. The Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) was disappointed, while the Democratic Alliance (DA) welcomed the move.

Broking the alliance
Citizen
The two issues highlighted were e-tolling on Gauteng's freeways, and labour brokers. Several government spokesmen immediately made clear, in disparaging terms, that the e-tolls will go ahead at the end of next month and we must all just get used to the ...

Implications of new labour regulations: Andrew Levy, labour consultant
Moneyweb.co.za
RYK VAN NIEKERK: We now speak to employment consultant Andrew Levy about the new labour regulations aimed at regulating labour brokers. It seems as if Cabinet stopped short of banning labour broking in totality. Andrew, what are the main elements of ...

Mixed response to new labour bills
East Coast Radio
Labour law consultant Tony Healy says contrary to Cosatu's belief, both bills will offer greater regulation of labour brokers. He has told Newswatch the bills will work in favour of workers as they will focus on the manner in which temp employees are ...

Cabinet decision angers Cosatu
Times LIVE
Government and trade union federation Cosatu are headed for a showdown after the cabinet's decision to opt for the regulation of labour brokers instead of banning them. Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant yesterday told journalists that the cabinet has ...

Sanral challenge, Standard Bank fees, labour broker regulations and market ...
Moneyweb.co.za
And Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant has announced new labour regulations governing labour brokers, and I speak to labour consultant Andrew Levy about these regulations and the implications for for the business sector. Before I speak to Magnus, ...

New legislation on labour brokers by 567 CapeTalk on SoundCloud ...
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Cabinet stops short of banning labour brokers - Economic trends ...
"We have to regulate labour brokers to prevent abuse. ... Cosatu has consistently referred to labour broking as "modern slavery” and has called for an outright ...

Algoa FM | Cabinet offers life-line to labour brokers
Algoa FM is an adult, contemporary radio station broadcasting on between 94 to 97 FM Stereo in the Eastern Cape province, South Africa. With nearly 900000 ...

'Labour bills need consultation'
Independent Online
In a statement on Friday, the employer body said the bills, including those further regulating labour broking, are punitive and place unnecessary additional restrictions on legitimate business operations. The comments were triggered by the Cabinet ...

Cosatu still seeks ban on brokers
Citizen
THE Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) yesterday said it would continue to push for a ban on all labour broking. THE Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) yesterday said it would continue to push for a ban on all labour broking.

New labour bills 'threat to jobs', says business
Business Day
Amendments to the law governing labour broking and temporary work, which have been adopted quietly by the Cabinet this week, will add to the cost of labour and cause a decline in employment, business and labour experts warn.


Labour broking 'is here to stay'
Independent Online
(AP Photo/Heng Sinith) The government has dug in its heels on the issue of retaining labour broking while trying to hedge its position by insisting that workers who are employed longer than six months should be deemed permanent.

Labour Law Amendments - Cabinet, Nedlac Reject Cosatu Proposals
AllAfrica.com
The Democratic Alliance (DA) welcomes Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant's announcement today that the labour broking industry will be regulated, and not banned. The Minister announced today that an amended form of proposed changes to the Labour ...

Cosatu unhappy over labour bills
Creamer Media's Engineering News
The tug of war between the government and Cosatu on labour broking is set to continue after Cabinet approved two key labour bills without ceding to the union federation's demand for a ban on the practice. Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant told a ...

No ban on brokers
Sowetan
THE government and trade union federation Cosatu are heading for a showdown following the Cabinet's decision to opt for the regulation of labour brokers instead of imposing a total ban. NO TO SLAVERY: Unionists respond when addressed by Cosatu general ...

New labour bills 'threat to jobs', says business
Business Day
Amendments to the law governing labour broking and temporary work, which have been adopted quietly by the Cabinet this week, will add to the cost of labour and cause a decline in employment, business and labour experts warn.

How LRA and BCEA are to be amended - Mildred Oliphant
Politicsweb
The Department received comment from approximately 390 individuals and organisations - with comments focused mainly on the issue of labour brokers. In January 2011, negotiations between government and its social partners - organized labour and ...

Labour Bill does not ban brokers
Citizen
Cabinet has approved the Basic Conditions of Employment Amendment Bill and the Labour Relations Amendment Bill, that deal with labour broking, without heeding Cosatu's call to ban the practice. CAPE TOWN - Cabinet has approved the Basic Conditions of ...

Labour Law amendments including labour brokers & CCMA ...
The Minister of Labour submitted amendment bills for the Labour Relations Act ( LRA) and the Basic Conditions of Employment Act (BCEA) to the Cabinet ...

Labour bill does not ban brokers
Independent Online
By SAPA Cabinet has approved the Basic Conditions of Employment Amendment Bill and the Labour Relations Amendment Bill that deal with the controversial issue of labour broking without heeding Cosatu's call to ban the practice.

Cabinet stops short of banning labour brokers
Moneyweb.co.za
JOHANNESBURG - Despite a groundswell of criticism from Cosatu, Cabinet has proposed a range of steps to regulate labour brokers instead of banning them. Minister of Labour, Mildred Oliphant, said she realised while there were still "key areas of ...

Government adamant labour brokers won't be banned
BusinessLIVE
Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant is adamant that labour brokers will not be banned, but will come under stricter regulations, as Cabinet approved the amendments to the Labour Relations Act and the basic Conditions of Employment Act. The changes the to ...

New Bills do little to ease labour broking fears Business Mail ...
Cabinet has approved the two Bills dealing with labour broking without heeding the Congress of South African Trade Unions' call to ban the practice.

Cabinet approves contentious new labour legislation
Business Day
Among other issues, the legislation addresses the controversial question of labour broking, which the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) wants to be banned completely. Labour brokers will, however, not be banned in terms of the amendments, ...

Labour broker issue and other signals of the collapsing alliance ...
Read 'Labour broker issue and other signals of the collapsing alliance' on Yahoo! News South Africa. Owing to being out of the loop about the inner circle ...


Why firms use labour brokers
Sowetan
DEBBIE Liebethal, managing director at Umkhonto Labour Holdings, says there are reasons why companies use labour brokers. "The first reason is that a lot of companies have contracts and they need staff for a period of time," says Liebethal.

It's nothing but a myth
Sowetan
THERE are contesting views on whether or not banning labour brokers will result in job losses. IN FULL FORCE: Multitudes of Cosatu members during the march calling for the banning of labour brokers and the scrapping of the e-tolling system.

Labour broker issue and other signals of the collapsing alliance???
Daily Maverick
The labour broker issue is a case in point. Without going into the obvious demerits of a wholesale, senseless banning of all matters related to labour brokers, it is strange that a matter that affects a multibillion rand industry has not been flagged ...

Labour Brokers
Leadership Magazine
The Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) is in step with the international labour movement in declaring war on labour brokers, as we reported last week. Cosatu seeks an outright ban on them. This, with the rejection of Gauteng's new e-toll ...

Numsa boss Jim in savage attack on 'confused' SACP
Sowetan
We're not surprised that a few days ago we marched with the SACP against labour brokers and the e-tolling system. "Today, we hear the SACP demonising the leadership of Cosatu over e-tolling and suggesting that Cosatu is going to bed with the DA," said ...

Cabinet scheduled to approve labour bills
Independent Online
The government has appeared intent on retaining the controversial system of labour broking but providing for greater policing mechanisms over temporary employment. On Friday, President Jacob Zuma told a New Age breakfast that Cosatu had been part and ...

Cosatu part of labour broker decision – Zuma | City Press
Cosatu part of labour broker decision – Zuma| City Press|Politics|News| The Congress of SA Trade Unions (Cosatu) had been part of a decision to regulate ...

Black and African labour is at the bottom
Moneyweb.co.za
Numsa called on the Congress of SA Trade Unions (Cosatu) leadership to urgently engage with the African National Congress on labour brokers and e-tolling. "Cosatu has been

Jeremy Cronin must stop vulgarising Marxism - Irvin Jim
Politicsweb
Your National Office Bearers want to thank you for a job well done in the very recent mass strike against labour brokers and e-tolling. United, the working class shall win these class battles! I want you to know that as you gather and attend to the ...

Gauteng E-Tolls Necessary - President Zuma
AllAfrica.com
On the issue of labour brokers, Zuma reiterated that government was serious about implementing laws that would protect workers from exploitation. The President said discussions were taking place at the National Economic Development and Labour Council ...

iafrica.com | business | businessday | ANC firm on labour brokers
African National Congress leaders say they will stand by the party's decision to regulate labour brokers and not scrap them entirely, as trade union Cosatu ...

Mass campaign in KZN for labour broking ban
Independent Online
By Bheki Mbanjwa Riding on the considerable support for last week's strike, Cosatu in KwaZulu-Natal says it will soon launch another massive campaign to stop labour broking. This multi-faceted campaign would include a joint protest action which could ...

High court tells Cosatu not to threaten labour broker Transman
Bizcommunity.com
Business Day reports that labour broker Transman obtained an urgent interdict in the Johannesburg high court against the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) compelling the federation to stop threatening the company's Qwa Qwa branch in the ...

Cosatupart of labour broker decision | News24
Cosatu 'part of labour broker decision'| News24|South Africa|Politics| Cosatu was involved in adopting the decision to regulate labour brokers, ...

Cosatu involved in labour broking talks
Fin24
Johannesburg - The Congress of SA Trade Unions was involved in adopting the decision to regulate labour brokers, President Jacob Zuma said on Friday. The tripartite alliance had been involved in discussions about the Labour Relations Amendment Act ...

South Africa: Gauteng e-tolls necessary - Zuma
7thSpace Interactive (press release)
On the issue of labour brokers, Zuma reiterated that government was serious about implementing laws that would protect workers from exploitation. The President said discussions were taking place at the National Economic Development and Labour Council ...

Zuma Cosatu was part of labour brokerage decision News Mail ...
The Congress of South Africa Trade Unions was involved in adopting the decision to regulate labour brokers, says President Jacob Zuma.

Business council dips into labour broking debate Business Mail ...
The Black Business Council says regulating rather than banning labour brokers would be a preferable solution to the controversial situation.

 

 

'Labour brokers add value'
iAfrica.com
The Black Business Council on Wednesday said labour broking does add value to the economy but that any abusive practices in the industry must be stamped out. Earlier this week the African National Congress (ANC) said it wanted to meet the Congress of ...
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Cosatu 'agreed' to broker regulation
The New Age Online
REGULATION: Little did the Cosatu protesters know that the organisation had already signed an agreement to regulate labour brokering, not ban it. Picture: GALLO IMAGES While the labour broking saga rages on, Cosatu yesterday admitted it had signed the ...
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Cosatu to act over labour brokers | City Press
Cosatu to act over labour brokers| City Press|South Africa|News| Cosatu intends " targeting” businesses and government institutions that use labour brokers, the ...
www.citypress.co.za/.../Cosatu-to-act-over-labour-brokers-201...

ANC, Cosatu to discuss labour broking
Primedia Broadcasting - Eyewitness News
The Black Business Council on Wednesday said labour broking does add value to the economy but that any abusive practices in the industry must be stamped out. Earlier this week the African National Congress (ANC) said it wanted to meet the Congress of ...
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Black business says regulate labour brokers
Independent Online
The Black Business Council (BBC) says regulating rather than banning labour brokers would be a preferable solution to the situation. The business formation, however, said labour brokers should provide dignity for workers. "We need dignity for employed ...
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Cosatu targets firms using labour brokers
Fin24
Durban - Cosatu intends "targeting" businesses and government institutions that use labour brokers, the federation's KwaZulu-Natal branch said on Thursday. Provincial general secretary Zet Luzipho said on Friday Cosatu would seek to get statistics on ...
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Court orders Cosatu to stop threatening labour broker Transman

Business Day
LABOUR broker Transman yesterday obtained an urgent interdict in the high court in Johannesburg against the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) compelling the federation to stop threatening the company's Qwa Qwa branch in the Free State.
See all stories on this topic »

Labour broking – a new player enters the ring - Yahoo! News South ...
Read 'Labour broking – a new player enters the ring' on Yahoo! News South Africa. Relations between the various members of the Alliance are always ...

Labour broking – a new player enters the ring
Daily Maverick
Increasingly, it's becoming clear that one of these issues is labour broking. By STEPHEN GROOTES. The issue goes to the heart of the difference in interests between the ANC and Cosatu. The ANC's interests are (or at least, should be) those of the ...

COSATU snubs DA
The Zimbabwean
COSATU took to the streets last week to demonstrate against e-tolling and labour brokers. But government said that e-tolling would continue and that labour brokers would not be banned, leaving the trade movement – a tripartite member of the ruling ANC ...

ANC firm on labour broking, despite Cosatu 'howling'
Business Day
THE African National Congress (ANC) says it will take the fight on labour brokers and e-tolling to the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) and will not be reduced to the "howling" to which it says the labour body has resorted.

Govt's abiding by Polokwane resolution on labour broking - ANC NWC
Politicsweb
It is especially noted that many of the amendments to the Bill, go beyond the issue of labour brokers. The amendments to the Bill deal with the whole notion of labour relations. They deal with the protection of vulnerable workers in all categories, ...

ANC-Cosatu row
Sowetan
This comes after Cosatu organised a nationwide march last week calling on the government to ban labour brokers and scrap the Gauteng e-tolling system. During the march, general-secretary Zwelinzima Vavi told thousands of workers that the ANC government ...

Labour protest
Leadership Magazine
The marches, part of a one-day national strike, were a protest against labour brokers and the proposed new toll roads in Gauteng. Characterised by both political and labour dynamics, these developments were completely in step with present international ...

ANC National Working Committee Statement
AllAfrica.com
It is especially noted that many of the amendments to the Bill, go beyond the issue of labour brokers. The amendments to the Bill deal with the whole notion of labour relations. They deal with the protection of vulnerable workers in all categories, ...

Nedlac: govt will snub Cosatu's labour brokers ban call
Bizcommunity.com
The government appears ready to snub Cosatu's call for the outright ban of labour brokers. The National Economic Development and Labour Council (Nedlac) predicts the government would tighten legislation regulating the activities of brokers instead of ...

'Don't panic over labour brokers'
Citizen
LABOUR Minister Mildred Oliphant yesterday said there was no reason to panic about labour brokers as discussions and negotiations at Nedlac were ongoing. LABOUR Minister Mildred Oliphant yesterday said there was no reason to panic about labour brokers...

Labour brokers: Cosatu snubbed
The New Age Online
Cosatu's call for the outright ban of labour brokers appears to have fallen on deaf ears, given yesterday's prediction by the National Economic Development and Labour Council (Nedlac). Nedlac predicts the government would tighten legislation regulating ...

South Africa: Cosatu's Elections Campaign
AllAfrica.com
Mass South African protests against labour brokers and inner-city road tolls will be good for morale as trade union federation Cosatu gears up for its elective conference in September. But the protests are unlikely to achieve their objectives - banning ...

Cosatu not backing down on e-tolls and labour brokers
The Zimbabwean
Labour federation, Congress of South African Trade Union (Cosatu) has vowed today not to back down on its demands to have e-tolling and labour brokers scrapped. The federation's Zwelinzima Vavi says they will continue fighting against policies widening ...

E-tolls a burden to the poor - Vavi
Independent Online
By Zwelinzima Vavi HELL NO, WE WON T PAY: A graphic shows Cosatu leader Zwelinzima Vavi addressing crowds of protesters in Johannesburg unhappty about e-tolling and labour brokers. Since the success of our unprecedented protest marches on Wednesday, ...

Why do we need labour brokers?
I READ about the strike to call for the banning of labour brokers and understand the argument that people's rights can be abused ("Paralysing protest”, March 8).
www.peherald.com/news/article/5263

Labour brokers: Cosatu snubbed
Cosatu's call for the outright ban of labour brokers appears to have fallen on deaf ears, given yesterday's prediction by the National Economic Development and ...
www.thenewage.co.za/mobi/Detail.aspx?NewsID=45979...

Mixed reactions over labour broking at Cape Town march
West Cape News
Photo: Steve Kretzmann/WCN Cosatu's combining the issues of e-tolling and labour broking in their call for a day of strike action, may have garnered a greater number of participants than a singular focus on either issue may have accomplished, ...

Mixed Reactions Over Labour Broking At Cape Town March
AllAfrica.com
Cosatu's combining the issues of e-tolling and labour broking in their call for a day of strike action, may have garnered a greater number of participants than a singular focus on either issue may have accomplished, but marchers in the Cape had little ...

INSIGHT: Regulated labour brokers have role in our economy
Daily Dispatch Online
The labour broker issue is a case in point. It is strange that a matter that affects a multi billion rand industry has not been flagged by the ANC and its alliance as a matter that requires a level of consensus by the governing alliance.

Vavi stands ground on 'economic apartheid'
Business Day
Events around last week's marches against tolling and labour brokers have also exposed deep divisions in the labour federation itself. The most senior leaders of the ANC — including President Jacob Zuma — are expected to discuss the Cosatu charge at ...

Vavi versus Gordhan
Moneyweb.co.za
But his comments have infuriated the leader of the labour federation in a week in which Cosatu topped headlines for its strike against labour brokers and e-tolling. Accusing the Minister of "yapping” about the labour market flexibility issue since last …

Labour Brokers Bad for SA Workers, but Trade Unions Not Much ...
The growth of the practice of labour broking in South Africa places workers, particularly ... But Cosatus call for a ban on labour brokers is highly problematic for a ...

Labour Brokers - Whose choice is it????? - Skills-Universe
I listened with interest yesterday to the reasons why some people, participating in the strike, gave for objecting to Labour Brokers. What was of interest was…

Cabinet calls for deal on labour broking
Sowetan
Speaking at the post-Cabinet briefing, Chabane reiterated President Jacob Zuma's message from the state of the nation address last month that abusive practices around labour broking would be outlawed. In line with the provisions of the Labour Relations ...

Maserumule | FAWU press statement on National Strike on Labour ...
FAWU released the following press statement (taken from COSATO's website): " FAWU press statement on National Strike on Labour Brokers. 6 March 2011 ...

South Africans demonstrate against use of Labour brokers | The ...
COSATU this morning inspired South Africans for what is expected to be the biggest mass action strike in years.

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Like PG, let's start a real debate on barriers to employment
Times LIVE
PRAVIN Gordhan is truly a brave man for sticking his neck out (not once, but twice) on the need to revisit South Africa's labour legislation. The first time he did so, last August - in the context of unacceptably high levels of unemployment - he became ...

Listen to the people or go to war on the streets
Times LIVE
SOUTH Africa came to a standstill on Wednesday as Cosatu led nationwide protests against e-tolling and labour brokers. That such a large and costly confrontation has occurred should trouble us all because it was entirely avoidable.

Now Cyclone Zuma tears through Cosatu
Times LIVE
The medium was a strike by hundreds of thousands of workers who took to the streets around South Africa to protest against despised labour brokers and unpopular toll fees. The strike also put under the spotlight growing divisions within the ANC-led ...

Strike against labour brokers in South Africa - International ...
More than 200000 workers dressed in yellow and red took to the streets in 32 city centres in South Africa in an extraordinary show of worker power against ...

ICEM - South African Workers March Today to Ban Labour Brokers
Some 100000 union workers in South Africa will march today, 7 March, for two causes – an outright ban on labour brokers and scrapping the planed e-tolling, ...

Labour broker issues to be resolved at Nedlac - MSN ZA News
Government is confident that the discussion at Nedlac will yield a lasting solution over labour brokers. - The latest news, breaking headlines and stories from ...

ZCTU Needs 'Eminent Broker' to Reunite Fractured
AllAfrica.com
"The bottom line is the two parties must come together to form one formidable labour movement. A political process is needed to achieve this where both parties agree on a road map for reunification. A respectable power broker would be needed to see ...

 

Cosatu strike cost over R1bn
Daily Dispatch Online
In protests against electronic tolls and labour brokers, the Eastern Cape was hit hard, with the biggest companies – including Mercedes- Benz SA (MBSA) – losing a day's worth of work . MBSA put the brakes on its C-Class and commercial vehicle ...

Cabinet wants deal on labour broking
Legalbrief (subscription)
Cabinet has called for the protracted debate on labour broking at Nedlac to be finalised soon, Minister in the Presidency Collins Chabane said yesterday. A report in The Citizen notes, Chabane, however, added that South Africans should be patient with ...

Job brokering: Speedy end to talks urged
The Witness
CAPE TOWN — Cabinet has called for the protracted debate on labour broking at the National Economic Development and Labour Council (Nedlac) to be finalised soon, Minister in the Presidency Collins Chabane said yesterday.

South Africa: Thousands of workers march against modern day slavery
In Defense of Marxism (blog)
"Decent work is a right, labour broking is just like slavery and is causing major problems for the working class... we want the National Executive Committee of the African Nation Congress to sit down and review this.” Irvin Jim, General Secretary of ...

Workers urged to report intimidation
Primedia Broadcasting - Eyewitness News
Cosatu in the Western Cape urged workers who have been intimidated by labour brokers for taking part in the national strike to come forward and lay complaints. The trade union federation led Wednesday's industrial action in protests against labour ...

 

Cabinet calls for deal on labour broking
Times LIVE
Thousands of people flocked through the streets of Johannesburg, while marching against E Tolling and Labour Brokers. Central Johannesburg. A vocal protester gestures with a toy gun. Cabinet has called for the protracted debate on labour broking at ...

 

Durban marchers demand total ban on labour brokers
The Witness
LABOUR brokers will remain a contentious issue between Cosatu and the government until the practice is abolished, Cosatu president S'dumo Dlamini said yesterday. "We will never understand the regulation of labour brokers, we want a total ban,” he said ...

Labour broking: Cosatu not backing down | Ghanamma.com
Durban – Labour brokers will remain a contentious issue between Cosatu and government until they are abolished, Cosatu president S'dumo Dlamini said on ...

 


 

Government upbeat about labour broking deal
Independent Online
By Sue Segar The government is confident that the Nedlac talks on labour broking are close to completion and will come up with solutions. Minister in the Presidency Collins Chabane called on Thursday on all the partners involved in the debate to ...

Thousands hit streets in peaceful protests
Independent Online
Thousands of protesters marched through the city streets to join Cosatu's protest labour broking and e-tolling. Photo: Brenton Geach Thirty-two marches were held across the country yesterday against proposed e-tolling and labour broking, ...

 

Labour brokers and ripe peaches
Moneyweb.co.za
A look at the coal face of labour broking, and its significance to labour flexibility. Swellendam: - It's been very, very hot here in the Overberg these last few weeks, with temperatures soaring to past the mid 30's. In the peach orchards, ...

Why SACP is against Gauteng e-tolls and labour brokering
Politicsweb
The SACP is in full solidarity with its alliance partner, COSATU, and in full support of the workers' struggle to end the abusive, modern-day slavery practice of labour brokering. Labour brokers stand between the workers and decent work.

Labour brokers 'threaten' workers
Primedia Broadcasting - Eyewitness News
The Congress of the South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) in the Western Cape on Thursday said it received reports of workers who participated in the nationwide strike being intimidated by labour brokers. The industrial action was called to protest ...

A review of labour laws will ease job creation: iLIVE
Times LIVE
Cosatu's national protest march calling for the abolishment of labour brokers will not achieve what they think it will . I agree with Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan when he said we have reached a stage at which we need to review our labour laws to ...

Marchers descend on parliament
Sowetan
MARCHERS protesting against labour brokers and e-tolling arrived at Parliament just before noon yesterday. NO TO LABOUR BROKING: Thousands of Western Cape workers yesterday took to the streets in Cape Town in support of a call by Cosatu to get rid of ...

Politicsweb - Labour broking a form of slavery - NUMSA - PARTY
Union says brokers own a whole worker and sell him or her to any employer. Numsa calls on the entire society to support and participate in the. Cosatu National ...

Nationwide e-toll, labour broking protesters come out in numbers
Protesters came out in their numbers across the country in a Cosatu-led strike on Wednesday to demand e-tolling and labour brokers be scrapped. Support has ...

Eyewitness News: 'Labour broking march nonsensical'
The Cape Chamber of Commerce and Industry said the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu)'s campaign against labour brokers on Wednesday ...

Cosatu warns: We'll strangle the city
Independent Online
The police estimated that 30 000 people gathered in Beyers Naudé Square to protest against labour brokers and the controversial tolls – three -and-a-half times more than the Joburg metro police department had planned for.

 

Labour brokingissues to be resolved at Nedlac
BusinessLIVE
Government is confident that the discussion at the national economic development and labour council will yield a lasting solution over the issue of labour brokers, says Minister in the Presidency Collins Chabane. Speaking at a post-cabinet press ...

 

Cabinet calls for labour broking deal
Independent Online
By SAPA Cabinet has called for the protracted debate on labour broking at Nedlac to be finalised soon, Minister in the Presidency Collins Chabane said on Thursday. However, Chabane added that South Africans should be patient with the process that began ...


 

Cabinet calls for deal on labour broking | Fin24
Cabinet calls for deal on labour broking| Fin24|Economy| Cabinet has called for the protracted debate on labour broking at Nedlac to be finalised soon, ...

 

COSATU march against labour brokers in Witbank « TAC District Blogs
By Simonia Mashangoane
Banners talking about health care services, poor education standards and infrastructure, lack of housing and many more messages were seen on the plackards. It was not only about Labour brokers but everyone had a reason to be there and it ...

 


Cost of march? R8.2bn
The New Age Online
Picture: FATI MOALUSIS The South African economy was severely pinched on Wednesday as thousands of workers from across the country heeded Cosatu's call to down tools in protest against labour broking and the planned introduction of e-tolling.

Chinese government and labour brokers: lessons to be learned for South African ...
Political Analysis South Africa
Cosatu's protest action on 7 March called for an outright ban on labour brokers. Cosatu supporters protesting against the e-tolling system and labour brokers gathered in Beyers Naude Square in Johannesburg. Johan Botes, Director in the Employment ...

Trade unions slam big three retailers
Independent Online
The three biggest food retailers in South Africa were lashed yesterday by Cosatu and the National Council of Trade Unions (Nactu) for the casualisation of predominantly black working class youth in a memorandum against labour brokers.

Stop abusive labour practices: Chabane
Times LIVE
Abusive labour practices need to be prohibited, Minister in the Presidency Collins Chabane said on Thursday. Briefing the media in Cape Town following Cabinet's fortnightly meeting the day before, he said a decision on labour broking was heading ...

Car makers, mines take brunt of stayaway
Independent Online
Car manufacturers and Gold Fields halted production as Cosatu workers went on strike yesterday seeking to force the government to ban labour brokers and to stop e-tolling. About 15 percent of workers arrived for the morning shift at mines run by Gold ...

Gordhan is right about labour laws
Citizen
Gordhan did not specifically mention labour brokers, whose banning was one of the demands in yesterday's strikes and marches. But he might just as well have done so in this extract: "Labour-market reforms can directly improve employment by providing ...

Cosatu strike flexes muscle
Daily Dispatch Online
SEEING RED: Thousands of strikers marched down Oxford Street protesting the use of labour brokers and electronic tolling . The crowd was addressed by Numsa boss Irvin Jim at the North End Stadium Picture: MARK ANDREWS THOUSANDS of strikers took to the ...

China's experience in labour brokers helpful - lawyer
Legalbrief (subscription)
While Cosatu's protest action called for an outright ban on labour brokers, the Labour Relations Amendment Bill, which is due to be enacted later this year, will more strictly regulate labour brokers in SA. In a report on the Legalbrief Today site, ...

TIM COHEN: DA should know better than to oppose e-tolls
Business Day
THOUSANDS of South Africans took to the streets yesterday to protest against e-tolling on Johannesburg highways and against labour brokers, which is one of the oddest pairs of issues to provoke a national strike that SA has ever seen.

Labour brokers must go: Cosatu
Independent Online
By SAPA Labour brokers will remain a contentious issue between Cosatu and the government until they are abolished, Cosatu president S'dumo Dlamini said on Wednesday. "We will never understand the regulation of labour brokers, we want a total ban,” he ...

Cosatu barking up wrong tree over labour broking: iLIVE
Times LIVE
Cosatu tried to bring this country to a standstill yesterday for two reasons: to ban labour brokers and to scrap e-tolling in Gauteng. Its affiliate, the South African Democratic Teachers Union, joined the march and caused the closure of many schools ...

South Africans demonstrate against use of Labour brokers
The Zimbabwean
The federation and civil society organisations have this morning began bring the biggest cities in the country to a standstill as they protest against the use of labour brokers and the Gauteng e-tolling system. Several services, including hospitals and ...

COSATU memorandum on labour brokering
Politicsweb
On behalf of over two million members of COSATU, the broader South African working class and the poor, we are here assembled to demand the complete banning of labour brokers in South Africa. Our campaign against labour brokering is part and parcel of ...

'Labour broking march nonsensical'
Primedia Broadcasting - Eyewitness News
The Cape Chamber of Commerce and Industry said the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu)'s campaign against labour brokers on Wednesday was nonsensical. The trade union federation embarked on a one day national strike on Wednesday in ...

Battle lines drawn
Times LIVE
The government is unlikely to scrap e-tolls or ban labour broking despite the huge support for Cosatu's nationwide strike yesterday. More than 200000 people joined the union federation's protest marches in all nine provinces, in major cities and towns, ...

Would a labour broking ban cost jobs? - MSN ZA News
A senior labour analyst says Cosatu's continued call for a ban on labour brokers could cost jobs. - The latest news, breaking headlines and stories from South ...

[VIDEOS / PICS] South Africa: COSATU's general strike against ...
Hundreds of thousands marched across South Africa as part of COSATU's one day general strike against labour brokers and road tolls. Here are some videos ...

Workers must seize control of factories and farms - DLF
Politicsweb
The Democratic Left Front (DLF) salutes the thousands of workers who came out in today's general strike against labour brokering and the Gauteng e-tolls. To take forward today's marches, the DLF calls on workers employed by labour brokers and affected ...

Cosatu: Abolish labour brokers
Independent Online
REUTERS/Rogan Ward (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT CIVIL UNREST POLITICS) Labour brokers will remain a contentious issue between Cosatu and the government until they are abolished, Cosatu president S'dumo Dlamini said on Wednesday.

'Why I am marching today'
Sowetan
Cosatu members display their placards against labour brokers and e-tolling during the national strike held at Polokwane CBD in Limpopo on Wednesday. PHOTO: ELIJAR MUSHIANA Cosatu supporters protesting against the e-tolling system and labour brokers...

Nzimande: Labour brokers have no place
Independent Online
Photo: Sam Clark Labour brokers have no place in the country and thwart government's efforts to educate workers, SACP secretary general Blade Nzimande said in Durban on Wednesday. "We want to say as SA communists that we are in full support of the ...

Roads a govt responsibility: Cosatu
Independent Online
By Andre Grobler Roads should be the responsibility of government, Nehawu president Mzwandile Makwayiba told a protest march against e-tolling and labour brokers on Wednesday. "E-tolling would take from us every day,” said the National Education, ...

SABC News .com - Labour brokers
SABC News .com - Labour brokers... COSATU in Gauteng says it hopes to attract 100 thousand people to its march against e-tolls and labour brokers.

Striking against labour brokers | Grape
There are unlikely to be many vineyard and winery workers joining in today's national strike called by Cosatu to protest at labour brokers (and Gauteng's ...

 

Labour broking: Cosatu not backing down
News24
Now R126.95 Durban - Labour brokers will remain a contentious issue between Cosatu and government until they are abolished, Cosatu president S'dumo Dlamini said on Wednesday. "We will never understand the regulation of labour brokers, we want a total ...

'We will not tolerate labour brokers'
Independent Online
By SAPA Marchers protesting against e-tolling and labour broking arrived at Parliament just before noon on Wednesday. The area in front of the historic building was cordoned off with police tape around the Louis Botha statue to prevent crowds from ...

Cosatu adamant over brokers
Times LIVE
Labour brokers will remain a contentious issue between Cosatu and government until they were abolished, Cosatu president S'dumo Dlamini said on Wednesday. "We will never understand the regulation of labour brokers, we want a total ban," he told Sapa at ...

Malema addresses Cosatu protesters
Primedia Broadcasting - Eyewitness News
Malema said the ANCYL supported Cosatu's call to put an end to both the e-tolling system and labour brokers. "We are under the leadership of Cosatu. We are here to show solidarity with workers.” He reiterated the march was not an anti-government ...

 

Nationwide e-toll, labour broking protest starts
Creamer Media's Engineering News
The Congress of South African Trade Union's (Cosatu's) nationwide protest against the e-tolling system and labour brokers is set to start on Wednesday morning. Support has grown for the protest with labour unions and political parties pledging to join ...

Cosatu march gets going in Joburg
News24
Johannesburg - Cosatu supporters protesting against the e-tolling system and labour brokers started marching from Beyers Naude Square in Johannesburg at around 10:00 on Wednesday. Marshals were controlling the crowd, which had almost filled the square, ...

March gets underway in Johannesburg
Business Day
SUPPORTERS of the Congress of South African Trade Unions protesting against e-tolling system, labour brokers and the youth wage subsidy started marching from Beyers Naude Square in Johannesburg around 10am on Wednesday. African National Congress Youth ...

Growing labour pains over brokers
The New Age Online
As the nation braces itself for the Cosatu-led mass action against labour broking and e-tolling today, both labour and business continue to remain at odds over the role of labour brokers. Cosatu and its affiliates, who have been at the forefront of a ...

ANCYL derides ANC by joining Cosatu march
Mail & Guardian Online
"The ANC Youth League would like to emphasise the point that our call for the banning of labour brokers does not amount to some quasi-regulations, which might end up not being overseen by anyone, therefore leaving space for continued brutal ...

Vavi: Why we are marching
Independent Online
They do not create any jobs but sponge off the labour of others and replace secure jobs with temporary and casual forms of employment. The National Association of Bargaining Councils suggests that there are 979 539 labour broker workers in the country, ...


Ban labour brokers: Vavi - One News Page
Ban labour brokers: Vavi: Cosatu's Zwelinzima Vavi has again called for the labour broking system in South Africa to be banned... Technology on One News ...

Black Sash supports COSATU march on Labour Brokers and E-tolling ...
Black Sash supports COSATU march on Labour Brokers and E-tolling. Options ... Added to this, employers in some industries where labour brokers are active ...

Charter against contract labour — Numsa
Business Day
THE National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) yesterday invoked the Freedom Charter as it stepped up pressure on the African National Congress (ANC) to ban labour brokers and scrap e-tolling. Numsa qualified its call for the ANC's national executive ...

Splits over mass action
The New Age Online
As the nation braced itself for the Cosatu-led mass action against e-tolling and labour brokers, sharp divisions emerged on the eve of potentially one of the country's biggest protests that could impact on the lives of thousands.

Vavi: Why we are marching
Independent Online
They do not create any jobs but sponge off the labour of others and replace secure jobs with temporary and casual forms of employment. The National Association of Bargaining Councils suggests that there are 979 539 labour broker workers in the country, ...

Battle lines drawn
Sowetan
PHOTO: ANTONIO MUCHAVE ONE of Cosatu's biggest affiliates yesterday drew battle lines with employers ahead of the national march against the e-tolling of freeways and labour brokers today. The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa), ...

Join protests against e-tolling and labour broking – Cosatu
The New Age Online
COSATU in the Free State is calling on citizens in the province to join the march against e-tolling and labour brokers tomorrow. "We call upon everyone who has concerns over their livelihood and that of their fellow human being at heart to join us in ...

Rage of the working class
Times LIVE
Among the thousands of people expected at the march will be embattled ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema, whose organisation yesterday called on workers not to "retreat or enter into negotiations" over the scrapping of labour brokers and the ...

Business disappointed in Cosatu protest
ITWeb
The business sector is disappointed with the Congress of SA Trade Union's (Cosatu's) decision to proceed with industrial action against labour broking tomorrow. Business Unity SA (Busa) notes that the Federation of Unions of South Africa has ...

Labour broking a form of slavery - NUMSA
Politicsweb
In addition NUMSA calls on all the freedom loving people of our country particularly progressive formations, the unemployed, the youth and women to win back the dignity of labour broking workers who are subjected to indecent work and conditions of ...

Banning Labour Brokers has a different agenda
News24
I have been following this madness of Cosatu trying to ban labour brokers for the last couple of years now, and without a doubt, in my industry, this is the most stupid and the most poorly researched plan yet devised by Craven and his band of idiots.

Solidarity Movement supports COSATU on tolls, not labour brokers
Politicsweb
Solidarity does not support the strike with reference to the issue of labour brokers and maintains that the issues of e-tolling and labour brokers must be kept separate. Tomorrow's protest action is an opportunity to take a stand against e-tolling.

South Africa's Public Servants Association To Join Cosatu E-Toll Protest
Bernama
SOUTH AFRICA, March 6 (Bernama) -- The Public Servants Association (PSA) will join Congress of South Afraica Trade Unions (Cosatu)'s nationwide protest against the e-tolling system and labour brokers, the union body said on Tuesday.

13 reasons why labour brokers must be banned - Vavi
Politicsweb
Labour brokers are the main drivers of the casualisation of labour. Their practices are the absolute contradiction to the principle of decent work. They have driven down workers' wages and conditions of employment. They do not create any jobs but ...

Business raps Cosatu
The New Age Online
BUSINESS BUSTERS: Cosatu's nationwide strike on Wednesday against labour brokers and e-tolling has come in for criticism from the business sector. Picture: Gallo Images The country's leading business organisations on Monday criticised Cosatu for its ...

Cosatu: 'Don't fire toll protesters'
Independent Online
Photo: Dumisani Sibeko No South African worker could be dismissed for taking part in Wednesday's nationwide protest against the e-tolling system and labour brokers, Cosatu said on Monday. "The strike is protected... and we have complied with the legal ...

COSATU North West national strike towards banning labour brokers
Marches will focus on the banning of labour brokers, fight against the tolling system, the expensive tollgate rates (Swartruggens) in South Africa and the ...

Vavi calls for labour brokers to be banned
Cosatu wants a total ban of the labour broking system in SA, secretary general Zwelinzima Vavi said on Saturday. He told workers that there was a difference ...

Cosatu's call for Banning of Labour Brokers... - platinumvfp.co.za
Is Cosatu's call to ban the Labour Brokers really in the best interest of the affected workers and the economy? I don't think so. Could it be that there...

Ban labour brokers: Vavi - Topix
Now R169.95 buy now Johannesburg - The labour broking system must be banned in South Africa, Cosatu said on Saturday. Share. Post. Leave a Comment ...

SACCI comments on planned mass action by COSATU 07 - march 2012

SACCI views the mass action planned by the trade union federation COSATU, on Wednesday, as potentially damaging to the South African economy. The impact could vary considerably depending on the extent of the protest activity and the duration, ranging from simply depriving the economy of labour to more serious impacts on economic infrastructure…

Cosatu’s call for Banning of Labour Brokers – Idiocy, Indifference or Ignorance?

Is Cosatu’s call to ban the Labour Brokers really in the best interest of the affected workers and the economy? I don’t think so. Could it be that there is a declining membership to trade unions globally and Cosatu is under the misguided belief that if the practice of Labour Broking is banned , that all temporary workers will automatically become permanent and miraculously swell their membership base? Probably!…

Cosatu strikes could lead to ‘a double whammy’

City Press‎

The trade union federation Cosatu says there will be a total of 32 marches on Wednesday as part of its national strike action.

Labour broking is slavery Numsa | City Press
Labour broking is slavery: Numsa| City Press|Business|News| Labour broking amounts to human trafficking, said Irvin Jim, general secretary of National Union ...
www.citypress.co.za/.../Labour-broking-is-slavery-Numsa-201...

Numsa: labour broking is slavery
Independent Online
By SAPA Labour broking amounts to human trafficking, National Union of Metal Workers of SA (Numsa) general secretary Irvin Jim said on Tuesday. "Numsa is firm that labour broking, like all forms of slavery, cannot be regulated.

Numsa labour broking is slavery Post | IOLcoza
Labour broking amounts to human trafficking National Union of Metal Workers of SANumsa general secretary Irvin Jim said on Tuesday ...

Stanford jury unable to reach verdict
Fin24
The Public Servants Association and the Food and Allied Workers Union say they will join Cosatu's nationwide protest against the e-tolling system and labour brokers. The ANC wants licence holders on mining land to use it or lose it, and proposes a ...

Even labour brokers welcome to march

Mail & Guardian Online‎

Labour brokers are a force more evil than apartheid or slavery -- but they are still welcome at Wednesday's protest action, Cosatu in Gauteng said.


Mass action against labour broking and e-tolling, 7 March 2012
www.cosatu.org.za
The Congress of South African trade Unions is receiving overwhelming support for the 7 March general strike against labour brokers, the casualisation of labour, attempts to restrict the right to strike and the imposition of e-tolling. It’s all-systems go for the biggest mass protest in years!


CAROL PATON: 'Broker' strike is more of a political show of strength
Business Day
This is largely the case with tomorrow's Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) strike against labour brokers. The government has made firm proposals to amend the law on labour brokers and these have been under discussion in the National ...

Busa disappointed at Cosatu
iAfrica.com
Business Unity SA (Busa) expressed disappointment on Monday at Cosatu for proceeding with a nationwide strike against labour brokers. "We believe common ground could still be found... between stronger regulation of the labour broking sector... as ...

Cosatu, DA march together against e-tolling
Sowetan
IT IS all systems go for labour federation Cosatu's "civil disobedience marches" against the introduction of e-tolling on Gauteng's roads and other issues - including the banning of labour brokers - planned for tomorrow. Official opposition party ...

PSA to join Cosatu e-toll protest
Times LIVE
The Public Servants Association (PSA) will join Cosatu's nationwide protest against the e-tolling system and labour brokers, the union body said on Tuesday. "E-tolling... should be condemned as it represents yet another tax on all the citizens of this ...

Cosatu to shut down the cities
Times LIVE
The trade union federation wants labour brokers - whose activities it refers to as the worst form of human trafficking - to be banned. And it wants e-tolling on Gauteng freeways to be scrapped. Traffic congestion is expected along major routes because ...

Strike not enough on its own — Cosatu
Business Day
THE Congress of South African trade Unions (Cosatu) has underplayed the effects of its own strike planned against labour brokers tomorrow, saying further action was needed if its demands were to be met. Cosatu's provincial secretary in Gauteng, ...

DENOSA calls on nurses to join COSATU marches
Politicsweb
DENOSA re-affirms COSATU's view that "labour brokers serve as intermediaries to access jobs that already exist in the economy and do not create any additional jobs". In the healthcare sector, nursing agencies are in the main recycling those nurses that ...

Cosatu Even labour brokers welcome to march Business Mail ...
Despite calling labour brokers more evil than slavery, Cosatu has said they are welcome to join the march if they oppose the toll roads.

Busa disappointed at Cosatu
Independent Online (blog)
Photo: Simphiwe Mbokazi Business Unity SA (Busa) expressed disappointment on Monday at Cosatu for proceeding with a nationwide strike against labour brokers. "We believe common ground could still be found... between stronger regulation of the labour ...

Cosatu will strike hefty blow on tolls, says Ehrenreich
Independent Online
By SAPA Cosatu provincial secretary Tony Ehrenreich announces that 30 000 people are expected to join Wednesday s march in the city against labour brokers and the e-tolling of roads. AT LEAST 30 000 people are expected to join a march in the city on ...

Campaign against e-tolling still on – Vavi
Independent Online
COSATU leader Zwelinzima Vavi vows that campaigns like Wednesday's nationwide protests against labour brokers and e-tolling will continue – while admitting to frustration that everything is seen as positioning ahead of the ANC's Mangaung elective ...

Times LIVE
Ban labour brokers: Vavi. http://www.timeslive.co.za/migration_catalog/ The_Times/. The labour broking system must be banned in South Africa, Cosatu said on ...

Cosatu protest action to hurt metals, engineering industry – Seifsa
Creamer Media's Engineering News
The mass action, aimed directly at exerting pressure on the government to ban labour brokers and abandon the e-tolling system in Gauteng, received overwhelming support, with 32 marches planned across South Africa. "It is all-systems go for the biggest ...


Fedusa warns against protest
iAfrica.com
"These tolls must be removed and the ban for labour brokers must happen now," NUM general secretary Frans Baleni said in a statement. "We will not rest on our laurels until those that have to make the decisions make the required decisions," he said.

Banning labour broking is selfish
News24
The only persons to benefit from a ban on labour broking will be some of the trade unions' upper echelons. They are trying to boost their income and to rule this country according to the ideologies of certain elements that guide/determine their ...



Nedbank raises alarm on lease deal
Fin24
Cosatu says there will be a total of 32 marches as part of a national strike against the continued use of labour brokers and the pending implementation of e-tolls. Jack van der Merwe, the Gautrain head, is drawing up a nimble transport strategy for the ...


Minister defends labour inspectors
The Swazi Observer
He acknowledged that labour inspectors do meet with employers because the nature of their job required that they do so. He said there was no way they could avoid that. On labour brokers drinking tea with employers, the minister said there was nothing ...

THE POLITICAL WEEK AHEAD: ANC and Cosatu agendas take centre stage
Business Day
Thousands of Cosatu members, and irate Gauteng motorists, will down tools on Wednesday in protest against the contentious e-toll system and labour brokers. Cosatu has urged motorists not to buy the e-tags required for the e-tolling system to work and ...

School dropouts ensnared into bonded labour
The Hindu
With the help of brokers, these men who migrated to these places managed to rope in children, mostly school dropouts, from poverty-stricken areas and employed them as bonded labourers, said a couple of non-governmental organisations that studied this ...

Cosatu urges all to join national march
Primedia Broadcasting - Eyewitness News
The trade union is taking to the streets in 32 marches across the country, calling for banning of labour brokers and e-Tolls in Gauteng. Cosatu's Patrick Craven said he expected a diverse group of marchers, "particularly in Johannesburg where the ...

Battle won't stop, says Vavi
Independent Online (blog)
By Marianne Merten Cosatu leader Zwelinzima Vavi has vowed that campaigns like Wednesday's nationwide protests against labour brokers and e-tolling will continue – while admitting to frustration that everything is seen as positioning ahead of the ANC's ...

Cosatu march against brokers, tolls
News24
Cape Town - The Cosatu-led protest against labour broking and e-tolling appears set to cause major disruption on Wednesday in Cape Town's CBD. Congress of SA Trade Unions Western Cape general secretary, Tony Ehrenreich, told reporters on Sunday ...

Vavi calls for labour brokers to be banned
Vavi calls for labour brokers to be banned. ... Vavi calls for labour brokers to be banned » Cosatu wants a total ban of the labour broking system in SA, secretary.

Ban labour brokers: Vavi - I4U News
Get Sanlam's view on the Budget Speech The labour broking system must be banned in South Africa, Cosatu said on Saturday. "We want a total ban of the ...

NUMSA welcomes courts decision to dismiss the interdict ...
We strongly believe that the dastardly actions by Concord labour brokers are not ... The actions by Concord Labour Brokers is an attack on our struggle to ban ...

Vavi: ban labour brokers - Worldnews.com
The labour broking system must be banned in South Africa, Cosatu said on Saturday. "We want a total ban of the system,” the Congress of SA Trade Unions ...

Vavi: Cosatu march is not about Mangaung
News24
The March 7 strike was against e-tolling and the banning of labour brokers, he said. Vavi noted that the e-tolling system was equivalent to the privatisation of roads. "In no time everyone will be paying for the use of public roads.

Ban labour brokers Vavi | News24
Ban labour brokers: Vavi| News24|South Africa|News| Cosatu's Zwelinzima Vavi has again called for the labour broking system in South Africa to be banned.

Vavi ban labour brokers Business News | IOL Business | IOLcoza
The labour broking system must be banned in South Africa Cosatu said on ... He told workers there was a different view of labour broking between the ...

Cosatu asks everyone to join protest
Independent Online
Also on the agenda is the call for a ban on labour brokers. Cosatu wants an end to labour broking – which it describes as "nothing less than a form of human trafficking, reducing workers to commodities, hired out to companies like sacks of potatoes”.

Teachers to join national Cosatu march next week
Independent Online
By Slindile Maluleka Thousands of SA Teachers' Democratic Union teachers are expected to down tools next week and participate in the national march called by Cosatu against labour brokers. The message was conveyed on Thursday by the union's northern ...

'All systems go' for general strike

Independent Online
Picture: Moeletsi Mabe Wednesday's general strike against labour brokers, casualisation of labour, attempts to restrict the right to strike and the imposition of e-tolling had overwhelming support from all affiliates and provinces, Cosatu general ...

Cosatu strike: all systems go
iAfrica.com
Cosatu members will take to the streets to demonstrate against labour brokers and the controversial Gauteng e-tolling system. General secretary Zwelinzima Vavi said workers are determined to stop the "commodification” of public services.

COSATU CEC on the political state of play
Politicsweb
All affiliates and provinces reported overwhelming support for the 7 March general strike against labour brokers and mass action against the casualisation of labour, attempts to restrict the right to strike and the imposition of e-tolling.

Labour brokers add no value to economy | Free State Times
The submission of the governing party, the ANC, on the subject of labour broking also suggested more stringent regulation and not abolition. It would therefore ...

Archive - National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa NUMSA
Labour Broking and Labour Law Amendments Labour brokers... That is why Cosatu and Nactu are demanding a total ban on labour brokers. Labour broking...

Arrival of Walmart a serious threat to job security - SACCAWU
Politicsweb
Unfortunately, real life experiences where Walmart trades are to the contrary; as already is abundantly evident since the Tribunal judgment as expressed in massive casualisation through labour brokerage from their rapid growth, acquisitions and ...


Cosatu's call for protest is not a national strike: iLIVE
Times LIVE
Cosatu will mobilise its members in a mass protest against labour brokers and the Gauteng e-tolling system. This protest action has incorrectly been described in the media as a "national strike". A strike is a refusal to work for the purpose of ...

Motlanthe: Remove obstacles to youth jobs
Fin24
Credit rating agency Moody's has downgraded by one notch the senior debt and deposit ratings of five South African banks. In a verbal attack on Impala Platinum, Zimbabwe's empowerment minister says he is fed up with the miner's failure to comply with ...

Manufacturing sector under pressure
Fin24
Some 53 000 new manufacturing jobs were created in the quarter, according to the Statistics South Africa Quarterly Labour Survey. "The increase in employment remains, however, sluggish as suggested by the employment component of the PMI which was, ...

32 nations set to visit NREGS sites
Deccan Chronicle
Labour ministers from more than 32 countries from Asia, Africa and South America who have established or are in the process of establishing new Public Employment Programmes and Employment Guarantee Schemes are going to visit MGNREGS sites to understand ...



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