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Labour Broking in the News - May 2012

31 May 2012   (0 Comments)
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ANC ministers are reactionary – union
Independent Online
Gina said Numsa rejected and condemned the proposed amendments to labour laws, which would not ban labour brokers and instead entrenched provisions for unions to lose the right to strike. "We are confident the ANC policy conference and the ANC elective ...

Labour brokers will still operate, despite new bill
Independent Online
"What is clear is that the new amendments to the LRA have been watered down from the original radical framework and will still allow labour brokers to operate, something that the unions were trying to prevent,” says Nritika Singh, managing director of ...

Slow death foreseen for labour brokers
Andile Makholwa writes that although Cosatu may be losing its bid to have the labour broking industry totally banned proposed amendments to the Labour ...

Fintalk – Slow death for labour brokers
The future of the labour broking industry remains uncertain. Trade union federation Cosatu may be losing its bid to have the industry totally banned in South ...

MP brokers skip crisis talks at Parliament
Materials Recycling Week
A Labour MP has invited a raft of senior Government figures including prime minister David Cameron to emergency talks in an attemt to thrash out a deal over the controversial landfill tax hikes. Siobhain McDonagh, MP for Mitcham and Morden, ...

Politicsweb - 52% of metro adults want labour broking banned - TNS ...
Johannesburg, 22 May 2012: Fifty-two percent of metro adults agree that labour brokers should be banned - but 25% disagree and 23% gave a "don't know" ...

SA labour laws slow job growth: survey
Moneyweb.co.za
The study also showed that while labour brokers were not particularly popular, many people polled did not express a view either way indicating that the role of labour brokers was not well understood.

AdcorpKelly Group Future under threatLabour law games
Employment market players Adcorp and Kelly Group have had more than their fair share of it since 2010 the future of labour brokers is under a threat from ...

Politicsweb 52% of metro adults want labour broking banned TNS PARTY
Johannesburg 22 May 2012 Fiftytwo percent of metro adults agree that labour brokers should be banned but 25% disagree and 23% gave adont know response These ...

LETTER: Prejudice seen as heroic work — Vavi
Business Day
They are the work of Adcorp , a company of labour brokers. There is neither fact nor economic logic in any of his work. Essentially, he sees unions as a threat to the type of society in which he believes, where unions are crushed out of existence, ...


The Youth Wage Subsidy - Mixing Farce With Force
AllAfrica.com
It is the COSATU that fought for the banning of labour brokers, but couldn't get its tripartite ally, the ANC, to comply. In every case, the ruling party simply swatted COSATU away and went ahead with its plans anyway because it knows that COSATU will ...

Labour brokers could go broke
The cost of employee benefits is spiralling, having to deal with trade unions is often painful, the complexity of dismissing undesirable employees is ...

DOL adopts ICT strategy
ITWeb
The DOL says the LRA and BCEA seek to address the prevention of exploitation of workers, regulate abusive behaviour of labour brokers, make it easier for workers to join unions, strengthen the role of dispute resolution institutions, deal with violent ...

Adcorp returns solid performance in difficult market: Richard Pike - CEO, Adcorp
Moneyweb.co.za
The labour broking legislation could have unintended consequences. ALEC HOGG: City Business tomorrow morning – that's the Moneyweb section in The Citizen newspaper – talks about councils killing business. It's got one of the smartest economists around, ...

Youth unemployment should not become a political football
Independent Online
While Cosatu continues to battle for a ban on labour brokers – another policy it says the government has adopted an opposition approach on – it made a significant breakthrough in getting the government to drop several controversial labour law ...

New labour laws a 'compromise' on labour broking - MSN ZA News
The proposed amendments to SA's labour laws provide a compromise between the competing interests of business and labour. - The latest news, breaking ...

New labour laws a 'compromise' on labour broking
New labour laws a 'compromise' on labour broking. 16-May-2012 | Nick Hedley. The proposed amendments to SA's labour laws provide a compromise between ...

DA can march for labour broking: Vavi
Independent Online
By Sapa The DA is welcome to march against the Congress of SA Trade Unions (Cosatu) to promote labour broking, the federation's general secretary Zwelenzima Vavi said on Thursday. "You have to think about the real class battles.

DA march on Cosatu an ill-advised gamble: iLIVE
Times LIVE
Similarly Cosatu has denounced the labour brokers. Noting the reservations of Cosatu, the ANC-led government has tabled these matters at the Nedlac platform. Nedlac is a multi-stakeholder forum to mediate through issues that may raise concern amongst ...

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Is SA's labour broking facing an 'indirect' ban? - SME South Africa
Vatalidis says the amendments do not ban labour brokers but appear to have resolved the long-running controversy over them. "The stringent regulations ...

Law firms oppose employment bills
Business Day
The purpose of the amendments was to force unscrupulous labour brokers to operate within the law, as well as to improve work conditions. Many loopholes, especially with respect to how the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration operated, ...

PO workers demand end to labour brokers IOL | Pretoria News
CWU first deputy president Clyde Mervin urged Communications Minister Dina Pule to interveneWe want her to speed up the process of labour brokers and allow ...

Labour broking could face an 'indirect ban' - MSN ZA News
Labour broking is not on the cards in SA. - The latest news, breaking headlines and stories from South Africa on MSN News.

Protesting CWU members attack van
Independent Online
About 100 of the union's members, employed by the SA Post Office (Sapo) in Gauteng, converged on Cosatu House in Braamfontein to protest against an unresolved labour broking agreement. Most of them were dressed in Sapo uniforms.

New labour laws acompromise on labour broking Business LIVE
Patterson speaking at the ENS employment law seminar on Wednesday said that the constitution hadsaved us from a ban on labour broking ...

Labour brokers deal with Tories - Local Headlines - Fife Today
LABOUR looks to have reeled in enough support this week to lead Fife Council in a new minority administration.

Labour amendments 'seek to find balance'
Independent Online
... the Employment Equity Act and the Employment Services Act. A key objective of the amendments is the attempt to address the increased informalisation of the labour market, which is essentially a bid to deal with the proliferation of labour brokers ...

CAROL PATON: Cosatu finds a way through the tricky political minefield
Business Day
Since Cosatu's stunning mobilisation of hundreds of thousands of people on March 7 against labour brokers and e-tolling, things have been falling neatly into place for the federation. It has won the withdrawal of proposed labour law amendments, ...

Workers down tools
Sowetan
POST Office workers in Gauteng will down tools in a bid to force the SA Post Office to terminate contracts with labour brokers. About 1000 workers throughout the province, who are employed by the post office through labour brokers, have been on strike ...

DA, Cosatu in march mayhem
Citizen
The march was intended to highlight Cosatu's opposition to a youth wage subsidy and labour brokers. PANDEMONIUM broke out in Braamfontein, Johannesburg, yesterday when a Democratic Alliance (DA) march to Congress of SA Trade Union (Cosatu) headquarters ...

DA Planned March to Cosatu Is Confrontational and Provocative
AllAfrica.com
The decision by the Democratic Alliance (DA) to march to the offices of the Congress of the South African Trade Unions (COSATU) is ill-informed, opportunistic and not adding value to the debate about Labour Brokers and the Youth Wage Subsidy.

Don't march, ANC asks DA
News24
"If the DA has any view regarding the issues of labour brokers and youth wage subsidy, our contention is that they must engage with Cosatu rather than being confrontational and provocative," ANC spokesperson Jackson Mthembu said in a statement on ...

STOCKS NEWS SINGAPORE-Midas falls on poor Q1, target price cuts
Reuters
The company's margins were also dragged down by higher non-cash charges from its new processing facility and rising labour and fertiliser costs, CIMB said. The broker lowered its earnings estimates for China Minzhong due to the company's plans for ...

March on Cosatu: Stay home today, ANC tells DA
Mail & Guardian Online
Mthembu said the DA's decision was "ill-informed and opportunistic” and did not add value to the debate about labour brokers and the youth wage subsidy. He said rather than being "confrontational and provocative”, the DA should engage with Cosatu on ...

DA march to COSATU House provocative - ANC
Politicsweb
The decision by the Democratic Alliance (DA) to march to the offices of the Congress of the South African Trade Unions (COSATU) is ill-informed, opportunistic and not adding value to the debate about Labour Brokers and the Youth Wage Subsidy.

Labour broking could face anindirect ban Business LIVE
While an outright ban on labour broking is not on the cards in SA and while some in the industry are embracing the proposed amendments to two labour laws ...

Helenzima - the Bad Romance That Never Was
AllAfrica.com
But the gaping hole in the DA-Cosatu non-alliance was evident when the trade union federation led nationwide protest action in March against the e-tolling system and labour brokers, which Zille half supported. Whereas Cosatu believes labour broking is ...

Casual labour is only bad for Vavi's unions
Daily Maverick
Let me quote his comments verbatim: "Checkers employs about 73000 only 35% are permanent earning minimum of R4,000 - 60% supplied by Labour brokers earning a minmum of R1,800.” "Pick n Pay employs 36538, only 16000 are full time earning a minimum of R4 ...

Labour Broking in the News - May 2012 - Federation of African ...
The Numsa Sedibeng Regional Congress noticed that the DA has declared war on COSATU simply because COSATU calls for the banning of Labour Brokers, ...

Cosatu calls for end of labour brokers | The New Age Online
Poverty, unemployment and huge inequality remain the biggest enemies in democratic South Africa – that was the message from Cosatu deputy general ...

NUMSA Sedibeng declares war on exploitative Midvaal companies
Politicsweb
The Numsa Sedibeng Regional Congress noticed that the DA has declared war on COSATU simply because COSATU calls for the banning of Labour Brokers, rejection of E-toll system and the rejection of the Youth Wage Subsidy. The message for the DA from the ...

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The DA are not promoting labour brokering as it stands now. ... It is important to draw a distinction between legitimate labour brokers and those who operate ...

BusinessDay - Vavi dares DA to march for brokers
Tension between the two has been on the rise in recent months, with the DA castigating Cosatu for its stance on labour brokers and the youth wage subsidy, and ...

Cosatu slams DA over labour brokers | News24
Cosatu slams DA over labour brokers| News24|South Africa|Politics| Zwelenzima Vavi says the "cowards and opportunists" in the DA are welcome to march to ...

Cosatu slams DA over labour brokers | News24
Cosatu slams DA over labour brokers| News24|South Africa|Politics| Zwelenzima Vavi says the "cowards and opportunists" in the DA are welcome to march to ...

Vavi: DA can march for labour broking
Independent Online
By SAPA The Democratic Alliance is welcome to march against the Congress of SA Trade Unions (Cosatu) to promote labour broking, the federation's general secretary Zwelenzima Vavi said on Thursday. "You have to think about the real class battles.

Many workers still face terrible treatment - Zwelinzima Vavi
Politicsweb
The union that Ma Emma founded and pioneered is today most viciously attacked by casualisation and labour broking. Labour brokers, as the main drivers of casualisation, have completely attacked the principle of decent work.

Cementing the SACP-COSATU socialist axis - Nzimande
Politicsweb
The first one has been through labour brokerage, and this has now in itself become a multi-billion rand industry. Secondly, there has also been an increase in casualization of the working class through part-time and temporary work, thus making it ...

End of labour hire in Namibia
Namibian
Bennie Buys, general manager of Africa Personnel Services (APS), the biggest labour broking company in Namibia, agreed that the new regulations will spark job losses. "It certainly can and will have a negative impact for both client companies and ...

Cosatu calls for end of labour brokers
The New Age Online
The union reiterated its call for the banning of labour brokers, saying they represent slavery. The union also said e-tolling would compel drivers to pay huge amounts of money to travel on Gauteng's free highways. "Labour brokers need to be banned as ...

Tripartite alliance divisions are encouraging
Citizen
From the various Workers' Day speeches it is clear the tripartite alliance is divided over three core issues: labour brokering, e-tolls and leadership succession. From the various Workers' Day speeches it is clear the tripartite alliance is divided ...

Cosatu gets planned limit on right to strike 'scrapped'
Business Day
While Cosatu remains adamant that labour brokering should be banned outright, the ANC maintains that there "should be a role" for brokers in providing employment for periods up to six months. After a series of bilateral meetings, the ANC leadership has ...

labour brokers « TaungDailyNews
CAPE TOWN – A labour expert on Tuesday said labelling labour brokers as human traffickers is wrong. Cosatu's Patrick Craven made the remark in a statement ...

Eyewitness News: Labour brokers are not human traffickers
Labour brokers are not human traffickers. A labour expert said labelling labour brokers as human traffickers is wrong. Saartjie Baartman Centre in financial crisis ...

Strong call to scrap 'SA's most expensive' toll road
The New Age Online
He called on the government to lift all road tolls in the country and ban labour brokers. "Brokers are trading in human beings and that is human trafficking and that cannot be the policy of the ANC,” Majola said. "I can assure you that we are on our ...

Alliance 'split' on labour brokers
Sowetan
DISAGREEMENTS between tripartite alliance leaders over labour brokers and e-tolling were again laid bare at yesterday's May Day celebrations in Johannesburg. VIVA: Members of trade union federation Cosatu celebrate Workers' Day in the streets of ...

Izikhalo kubuthene abasebenzi
Independent Online
Isithombe: DOCTOR NGCOBO OKUCACE ngesikhathi kubuthene abasebenzi wukuthi kufanele babekwe obala labo baholi be-ANC abahlomulayo ngokuba khona kwezinkampani ezifunela abantu imisebenzi ezibizwa ngama-labour brokers. Lokhu kuvele ngesikhathi kuqhubeka ...

Labour brokers out by yearend – Vavi | City Press
Labour brokers out by year-end – Vavi| City Press|Business|News| Progress on e-tolling but ANC won't budge on brokers.

Workers protest against labour broking
Primedia Broadcasting - Eyewitness News
CAPE TOWN - The Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) on Tuesday compared labour brokers to human traffickers, who make huge profits by treating workers like commodities. Hundreds of union members marched to the Cape Chamber of Commerce in ...

Mangaung's X-factor: Cosatu
Daily Maverick
In this week's May Day celebrations as well as in the face-off with government over labour brokers and e-tolling, Cosatu is flexing its muscles. The labour federation seems to have a serious case of buyer's remorse over the Zuma presidency and has ...

Mayday! Mayday! Let's pretend we're united
Daily Maverick
Vavi alarmed the ANC in March at a rally against e-tolls and labour brokers when he told thousands of protestors the government is instituting a system of "economic apartheid”. In a fiery speech, seen by some as electioneering ahead of Mangaung, ...

Pledge to back Zuma 'beyond' Mangaung
Sowetan
He said the ANC and Cosatu were also on the verge of finding common ground on labour brokers. "We are busy looking for the best formulation [and] proper wording other than saying we are banning or regulating labour brokers," Dlamini said.

Gauteng toll debt will have to be repaid - SACP
Politicsweb
On that day the SACP marched shoulder to shoulder with COSATU and its affiliates to express our shared concerns about the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project, and our shared hatred of the role played by labour brokers, these modern day slave-traders.

Eyewitness News Workers protest against labour broking
CAPE TOWN The Congress of South African Trade UnionsCosatu on Tuesday compared labour brokers to human traffickers who make huge profits by treating workers ...

Ama-labour brokers angabashushumbisi - Cosatu | isiZulu
Ama-labour brokers angabashushumbisi - Cosatu| isiZulu|Ningizimu Afrika| Abaqashisa ngabasebenzi bafana nabashushumbisa ngabantu, abenza izindodla ...

The time is ripe for the NDR - NUMSA
Politicsweb
The ongoing and volatile service delivery protests, the popular rejection of e-tolls on Gauteng Highways, consistent calls for the banning of labour brokers and calls by the working class youth for economic freedom in their lifetime, demonstrate a ...

Labour brokers arehuman traffickers Cosatu Times LIVE
Labour brokers arehuman traffickers who are making huge profits by hiring out workers as though they are commodities Cosatu said on Tuesday ...


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