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Labour Broking in the News - April 2012

30 April 2012   (0 Comments)
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Social pacts need compromise
The New Age Online
Essentially, the most marginal of mines were sold to black entrepreneurs who derived profits by squeezing wages and working conditions, mainly through the use of labour brokers. Labour brokering then served as a "safety” valve enabling corporates to ...

Labour broker employees in the South African Post
Workers hired through labour brokers are striking in the South African Post Office for permanent employment. Some of these employees have worked for more ...

COSATU CEC objects to planned labour law amendments
Politicsweb
It discussed the way forward in the ongoing campaign against e-tolling, labour brokers and labour law amendments which could cripple trade union rights. The CEC affirmed its total opposition to the commodification of our public road network and the ...

Zille's attack on Vavi not surprising - COSATU KZN
Politicsweb
The DA position on the labour market and its approach to the debate on labour brokers and the youth subsidy is informed precisely by this same logic that advances lawlessness in the labour market as a strategy and precondition for job creation.

The Citizen Online | Attempt to hold labour brokers responsible ...
PRETORIA - The labour department's inspectors may soon be authorised to enforce compliance orders among labour brokers, as part of proposed amendments ...

Cosatu to reveal its plans on e-tolling, labour brokers today
Cosatu will be holding a press conference today to report on the special meeting of its Central Executive Committee held this week and it will report on what was ...

labour brokers - UnseenWorld
labour brokers - UnseenWorld - Blogs from around South Africa, News, Science and Technology, Events, Functions, Reviews... Its about your world as told ...

South Africa: Zille's Attack On Cosatu - Preview of the Future Opposition Wars?
AllAfrica.com
He's throwing the kitchen sink at preventing e-tolls in Gauteng and if it's anything like Cosatu's recent march against tolls and labour brokers, he'll get a national platform to position the labour federation as the sole voice of the poor.

Inspectors empowered against labour brokers
ITWeb
Labour Inspectors will soon be able to enforce compliance orders against labour brokers, according to the Department of Labour (DOL). At a meeting in Bloemfontein, on Monday, the DOL said there are new powers in the pipeline for labour inspectors ...

Labour brokers to be held responsible
Independent Online
By SAPA The labour department's inspectors may soon be authorised to enforce compliance orders among labour brokers, as part of proposed amendments to the country's labour laws, an official said on Monday. The amendments to the Labour Relations Act and ...

Attempt to hold labour brokers responsible
Independent Online
By SAPA The labour department's inspectors may soon be authorised to enforce compliance orders among labour brokers, as part of proposed amendments to the country's labour laws, an official said on Monday. The amendments to the Labour Relations Act and ...

Labour watch
Leadership Magazine
For example, the 7 March nationwide protest action, which, due to the uncertainty over union membership turnout, meant multiple issues like opposition to labour brokers, resistance to e-tolling and Eskom's tariff increases were lumped together.

COSATU rolling mass action on E-tolling and Labour Brokers ...
COSATU rolling mass action on E-tolling and Labour Brokers. The Congress of South African Trade Unions is mobilizing its two million members for the mother ...

Employers demand answers on 'TUCOSWA deregistration'
Times of Swaziland
MBABANE – Employers have also questioned the reported banning of labour brokers by government. Jobe Mashwama, the Vice President of the Federation of Swaziland Employers and Chamber of Commerce (FSE&CC), said this was a problem to them because it had ...

Numsa Ekurhuleni opposed to labour law amendments
Politicsweb
The Congress was adamant that Labour Brokers should be banned by the ANC led government in line with the Freedom Charter and 2009 Electoral Manifesto commitments of the ANC-led Alliance to create decent jobs. The Congress was also taking place within ...

The Citizen Online | Attempt to hold labour brokers responsible ...
The labour department's inspectors may soon be authorised to enforce compliance orders among labour brokers as part of proposed amendments to the country's ...

Top Fix posting of circular & cautionary
4-traders
... dispose of two of its wholly-owned subsidiaries, being MBM Administration And Labour Brokers (Pty) Ltd. and Top Fix Scaffolding (Pty) Ltd., to the purchaser in exchange for the aggregate sale consideration of R25 640 000 ("sale consideration").

Stop quibbling, fix unemployment
Independent Online
These relate to such issues as definitions; "atypical employment” – in terms of temporary and part-time workers, some of whom are employed through labour brokers – which Sharp argues "now accounts for more than 30 percent of total employment”; ...

That's a bell tolling, Mr Z
Johannesburg Sunday World
NATIONAL OUTRAGE: Thousands took to the streets around the country in Cosatu-organised marches to protest e-tolling on Gauteng roads, as well as labour brokers, last month. The next protest is expected to be bigger. Picture by Kevin Sutherland ENOUGH!

COSATU rolling mass action on E-tolling and Labour Brokers
COSATU rolling mass action on E-tolling and Labour Brokers. 19 April 2012. The Congress of South African Trade Unions is mobilizing its two million members ...

Sharp end of the stick for unions
BusinessLIVE
Now Sharp, 39, a statistics graduate with a master's degree in economics from the University of Cape Town who crunches numbers and analyses trends for labour broker Adcorp, has trained his sights on the South African union movement which, he says, ...

Labour broking dominates briefings | ITWeb Mobi
Labour broking dominates briefings. by Farzana Rasool, April 20, 10:46 am. The controversy around labour broking occupied centre stage at the public briefing ...

Labour broking dominates debate during public briefing in Port ...
17 Apr 2012. The controversy around labour broking continued to occupy centre stage at the public briefing organised by the Department of Labour in Port ...

Cosatu to strike again on e-tolls, labour brokers - MSN ZA News
Cosatu will again go on a national strike on April 30 against e-tolling and labour brokers. - The latest news, breaking headlines and stories from South Africa on ...

Labour broking dominates briefings
ITWeb
The controversy around labour broking occupied centre stage at the public briefing organised by the Department of Labour (DOL), in Port Elizabeth (PE), this week. The department is hosting briefings across the country to explain proposals made to amend ...

Labour broking dominates briefings | ITWeb
The controversy around labour broking occupied centre stage at the public briefing organised by the Department of Labour (DOL), in Port Elizabeth (PE), ...

COSATU to mobilise for the mother of all protests

Federation outlines activities for April 30 strike against act of highway robbery

COSATU rolling mass action on E-tolling and Labour Brokers

The Congress of South African Trade Unions is mobilizing its two million members for the mother of all protests against the act of highway robbery set to be committed from 30 April 2012 - the Gauteng e-tolls! Read more…


Lawyers lick chops at labour rules
Mail & Guardian Online
Labour law experts and practitioners agree that although the trade-union federation Cosatu may have lost its fiery bid to ban labour brokers in South Africa, the battle will disperse to the workplace where thousands of temporary, contract and part-time ...

Cosatu to strike again on e-tolls, labour brokers
http://www.businesslive.co.za/southafrica/sa_markets/2012/04/19/cosatu-to-strike -again-on-e-tolls-labour-brokers Can't they just separate the issues for once?

Right to strike under attack from govt - Zwelinzima Vavi
Politicsweb
Many are already in effect doing this by using labour brokers or employing workers on a casual basis. The strategic intention is to destroy the fighting capacity of unions to fight in order to allow bosses to make even bigger profits.

Cosatu to strike again on etolls labour brokers Business LIVE
Cosatu still insists that labour brokers should be banned but Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant is adamant that they will not but instead will come under ...

 

'Labour broking should be regulated'
Independent Online
The labour broking industry should be regulated in a similar way the non-banking financial services sector is overseen by the Financial Services Board (FSB). This according to LabourNet, South Africa's largest independent provider of human capital ...

Cosatu denies membership losses
East Coast Radio
The labour giant has dismissed the findings of labour broker Adcorp which has found that unions have lost close to 130 000 members between 2006 and 2011. Financially this would translate into a R95-million loss a year in membership dues.

Labour broking should be regulated by independent body Business ...
The labour broking industry should be regulated in a similar way the nonbanking financial services sector is overseen by the Financial Services BoardFSB ...

 

Bouquet of amendment bills is coming
Independent Online
Pre-strike ballots are to be reintroduced as a prerequisite for protected strikes, "vulnerable”, "non-standard” employees are afforded enhanced protection, labour brokers are predictably more strictly regulated, and temporary employment receives much ...

 

Asian and Middle East labour ministers mull recommendations of Abu Dhabi Dialogue
gulfnews.com
It said that recruiting agencies must be responsible for the activities of local labour brokers; governments must give pre-departure and post-arrival information seminars for migrant workers; and governments must create mechanisms to balance labor ...

Labour broking debate dominates DoL public briefing in Port ...
The controversy around labour broking continued to occupy the centre stage at the public briefing organised by the Department of Labour in Port Elizabeth on ...

Legal City :: Legal Magazine :: Labour Brokers Escape The Axe
On 17 December 2010, the Minister of Labour Mildred Nelisiwe Oliphant published the proposed amendment bills to the Labour Relations Act (LRA) and the ...

Labour broking To ban or to regulate
MutareBased Labour Broking Firm Spreads its Wings to Harare proclaimed the Financial Gazette of February 24 2005 The news article was about plans by Clive ...

 

 

New Labour Bills to Strengthen Trade Unions
Last week I alerted readers to two new labour bills approved by cabinet in ...the broker's client Once this becomes law the clients of labour brokersmay ...

 

Why big business fears big brother
Independent Online
Manuel was contrasting business's silence with organised labour's vocal defence of its rights and privileges, including demands for a ban of labour brokers. The minister seemed to suggest that business had only itself to blame for its apparent failure ...

 

Labour bills to go before Parliament - Fedhasa
Labour brokers will also be forced to comply with the Basic Conditions of Employment Act for employees earning below the threshold of R172 000, if the ...

 

Nedlac labour broking report not necessary | SA IT NEWS —
Government says it would not wait for a report on the impact labour law amendments could have on the economy from the National Economic Development and ...

 

'Grow up and learn to run a democracy': Busa boss
BusinessLIVE
Observers have pointed out that he needs the support of the Congress of SA Trade Unions (Cosatu), which was seriously put out by government's refusal to ban labour brokers. The amendment bills government is so eager to get through parliament provide ...

 

'Grow up and learn to run a democracy'
BusinessLIVE
Observers have pointed out that he needs the support of the Congress of SA Trade Unions (Cosatu), which was seriously put out by government's refusal to ban labour brokers. The amendment bills government is so eager to get through parliament provide ...

 

Will new labour bills strengthen trade unions?
Labour broker employees will be able to exercise their trade union rights at the premises of the broker's client. Once this becomes law the clients of labour ...

Labour Brokers and Business Rescue
This has not come up yet, but it is only a matter of time, and particularly interesting in the current political / social / protest environment.

 

 

 

Is Cosatu losing members?
iAfrica.com
Craven said Adcorp -- which he called "a firm of labour brokers" --should take some of the blame where unions had lost members. "If other unions are losing members, then the Adcorps of this world must accept a big share of the blame.

Cosatu not losing members
Independent Online
Craven said Adcorp - which he called "a firm of labour brokers” - should take some of the blame where unions had lost members. "If other unions are losing members, then the Adcorps of this world must accept a big share of the blame.

Politicsweb What businesses think of the labour laws SACCI PARTY
5 What regulatory changes need to be made to labour brokersi.e. labour outsourcing. Discussion of results. The majority of respondents38.4% are relatively ...

Adcorp's "findings" on the unions bizarre - COSATU
Politicsweb
While COSATU will welcome any genuine good news on job creation, we cannot take these 'findings' at face value, because Adcorp - a firm of labour brokers - is not an impartial analyst of the employment scene but a role player within it.

What businesses think of the labour laws - SACCI
Politicsweb
In labour regulations specifically, what is the biggest obstacle to employing more people? 4. What change to labour regulations would you support the most? 5. What regulatory changes need to be made to labour brokers (ie labour outsourcing)?

Unions see the unemployed as a threat - Adcorp
Politicsweb
For example, in light of uncertainty as to how many union members would turn out in support of the 7 March 2012 nationwide protest action, trade unions have added multiple objects to their protests (opposition to labour broking, resistance to Gauteng's ...

Galloway's Respect could be Bradford power brokers
BBC News
The political balance is so delicate in Bradford that even a few seats taken by Respect from Labour could be enough to see it become the city's power broker. This would be an incredible turnaround for a party that did not have the strength to put up ...

 

Few bad apples tarnish labour brokers - Business LIVE
Sean Snyman, director of litigation at human capital solutions provider LabourNet , tells Moyagabo Maake why labour broking is not that bad and how the sector ...

Labour bills to go before Parliament
Independent Online
The department of Labour will push ahead with piloting contentious labour bills through Parliament in spite of a lack of agreement between the social partners on key provisions, including labour broking. The labour bill amendments, which were published ...

Chris Hani would've stood with us - COSATU
Politicsweb
If he had been on the streets of more than 30 towns and cities on 7 th March he could not have failed to see the strength of workers' opposition to labour brokers. Over two million workers stayed off work and hundreds of thousands demonstrated against ...

 

 

State snubs call for new labour bills assessment
Business Day
Among these are much tighter regulation for labour brokers, granting the labour minister the ability to set actual wages and a six-month working threshold after which temporary employment is deemed permanent. The Congress of South African Trade Unions ...

Zwelinzima Vavi's letter to Chris Hani
Politicsweb
A simple glance at the COSATU organised march against labour brokers and e-tolling would tell you that the working class remains as radical as it was when if fought the apartheid's regime's introduction of a Value Added Tax (VAT) on basic foodstuffs, ...

No more public debate on labour broking - | SA IT NEWS —
Johannesburg is set to host the first of many feedback sessions organised by the Department of Labour (DoL), to report on highly contested labour law ...

Labour broking and social transformation | by Niall Reddy
COSATU's recent decision to call a general strike that saw hundreds of thousands leaving the shop floor drew attention to an issue that has proceeded with ...

Labour bill hearings underway
East Coast Radio
Mkalipi says if the bills are approved, casual workers employed by labour brokers will get more protection. "I know that our colleagues were pushing the issue that we need to ban labour brokers; that they should not even be on the scene.

Labour changes to aid workers, CCMA
Fin24
Despite pressure from labour unions, Mkalipi said the department saw greater value in regulating labour brokers through the law than abolishing them. Dumisani Dakile of Cosatu said labour was "highly disappointed" that broking had not been outlawed in ...

Workforce - Uncertainty surrounds the use of labour brokers
FM.co.za
CEO Lawrence Diamond says the real danger lies in whether government will adopt the trade unions' proposal of banning labour broking — the sourcing of temporary employees for other businesses. This has not happened yet, and the new legislation will ...

Labour Broking with Terry Bell - YouTube
(www.abndigital.com) – youtube- please skip the advert to go straight to the story….

Joining ABN's Alishia Seckam and David Williams on the line from Cape ...


Labour bills to tackle illegal strikes
Citizen
The amendments would also protect workers by tightening up the law around labour broking, he said. Temporary work would be defined as work that lasted no more than six months, said Mkalipi. "After six months, I cannot be treated differently from other ...

Labour brokers play valuable role, study finds
Independent Online
Private employment services is the term used in Europe to describe what are known here as temporary employment services (labour brokers). "Our intention was to get our hands on everything that has been written about the industry and to use it to draw ...

Regulate labour broking, says LabourNet | IT-Online
Cabinets recent approval of the Basic Conditions of Employment Amendment Bill and the Labour Relations Amendment Bill has sparked controversial debate in ...

Labour broking law explained
iAfrica.com
Amendments to labour legislation will protect workers by tightening up laws around labour broking, the department of labour said on Wednesday. Temporary work would be defined as that lasting no more than six months, said chief director of collective ...

THAMI MAZWAI: Fight against poverty is a job for all of society
Business Day
Have we looked into campaigns against "labour brokers"? I simply do not understand it. Labour brokers have not invented the abuse of labour — it is a consequence of market dynamics. The labour movement has done magnificently well in fighting these ...

LETTER: No fire, no hire
Business Day
Then there is the fate of labour brokers who supply temporary employment and naturally are outside the union net. All over the world there are farmers who must have labour to plant and lift and package crops; there are offices where a secretary goes ...


Busa 'unable to endorse' labour law amendments
Bizcommunity.com
Busa said it welcomed the confirmation that government will retain section 198 of the Labour Relations Act (LRA) Amendment Bill, regulating labour brokers. However, the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) is calling for a ban on labour ...


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