August 27, 2019

Temporary employment services: what happens after three months, in regard to discipline (which includes dismissal)? Some unions and, it would seem, some CCMA commissioners, see no role for labour brokers in discipline after three months of employment. This is getting A...

August 9, 2017

Mr Patrick Craven and his union colleagues are not telling the public the truth about why they are opposed to labour brokers.  Mr Craven uses the term “human traffickers and that labour brokers do not “create” jobs.

Human trafficking is involuntary servitude. A labour b...

July 8, 2017

Those ANC members of parliament who represent COSATU in the alliance cannot alter economic facts and forces. Upwards of 850 000 people are currently in jobs through the existence of labour brokers. Outsourcing of labour and of services is the international trend. To at...

When you have successfully mastered cover letters, resumes, and job applications and are receiving requests for interviews, it’s time to understand how to succeed in the job interview so that you are ever closer to your goal of obtaining one or more job offers. This ar...

May 1, 2017

In FAWU & Others versus Premier Foods Ltd (Industrial Law Journal, 2013, page 1171) the Labour Court ordered the reinstatement of workers who had been retrenched following a violent strike. The employer decided to retrench them because it did not have enough evidence t...

A good looking CV is much more likely to be read in full than one which looks a bit shabby or is laid out in a way that makes it hard to digest. Before thinking about what makes a good CV from a formatting point of view, it is best to have it fully written and saved.

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September 12, 2016

Although the case dates to 2005, it appears that this judgement has mainly recently become more widely known.

The judgement (of the Labour Appeal Court) said that if an employee is on a fixed-term contract the employee cannot be retrenched earlier than the end-date of t...

March 4, 2016

What is Unemployment Insurance Fund?

The Unemployment Insurance Fund has been established to provide short-term relief to workers, subject to certain conditions, when they become unemployed, or are unable to work because of illness, maternity or adoption leave and also...

May 8, 2015

There seems to be more of the same (nonsense) out there about the “3 months story”. Articles in the news suggest that some officials from the Department of Labour and the CCMA are incorrectly giving the message that after 3 months the labour broker worker must be emplo...

February 21, 2014

In the case before the Labour Appeal Court (case no. DA4/2012), the decision of the employer to dismiss an employee who reversed a bank charge of R63 on his account (even though he had been incorrectly charged twice by the bank) was found not to be unfair.

The employee...

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