On the 15th of June 2021, the Presidency moved the Country back to Lockdown Level 3. This was anticipated by the majority of the country and accordingly, amendments to existing regulations were necessitated.Read more “National Lockdown – What Now? – 17th Update”
On the 11th of June 2021 the Minister of Employment and Labour, Thembelani Waltermade Nxesi, published an update to the previous Direction on Occupational Health and Safety Measures in Certain Workplaces under Government Notice No. R. 499 in Government Gazette No 44700 of 11 June 2021.Read more “National Lockdown – What Now? – 16th Update”
The Minister of Employment and Labour (Thembelani Waltermade Nxesi) published the Draft Code of Good Practice on the Prevention and Elimination of Violence and Harassment in the World of Work for public comment from the date of publication. Written comments on this draft should be submitted within 60 days of the publication of the notice in the Gazette.Read more “Draft Code of Good Practice on the Prevention and Elimination of Violence and Harassment In the World of Work”
Following the president signing the much anticipated amendments to South African Labour Legislation into law on the 23rd of November 2018, these amendments were gazetted on the 27th of November 2018 and we herewith provide a brief summary of the biggest changes that take effect from the 1st of January 2019: Read more “Summary of Amendments to Labour Legislation”
On the 23rd of November 2018, President Cyril Ramaphosa signed into law the much debated and publicized and oft criticized amendments to Labour Legislation which would, amongst others give effect to the national minimum wage of R 20.00 per hour.
These amendments are taking effect on the 1st of January 2019, and while various media outlets have reported widely on the broad impact of the Minimum Wage Bill, legislative processes have been implemented with a view to mitigate the spate of protracted strikes which have plagued business in recent years. Read more “Minimum Wage and other Labour Acts signed by the President”
Following recent news that the National Assembly has passed the long awaited Minimum Wage Bill as well as the proposed amendments to the Labour Relations Act and the Basic Conditions of Employment Act, it is important to take note of what these amendments actually mean to you, the Employer:
While it was widely announced that these amendments would come into effect on the 1st of May 2018 after they were initially published for public comment in late 2017, there have been major debates surrounding the specifics of these changes which necessitated a delay. Read more “The Minimum Wage Bill and Amendments to Labour Legislation, What you should Know?”
Over the past few months employers and employees in the coal sector have been negotiating wage increases in the Coal Sector. Employees, represented by the NUM, Solidarity, UASA and NUMSA have reached a deadlock with the represented employers, Exxaro Coal, Anglo American Coal, Glencore, Koornfontein, Kangra, Delmas Coal and Msobo Coal which may well result in a strike occurring across the entire sector.
Says Mr Peter Bailey, NUM Chief Negotiator in the Coal Sector in a press statement: “The Chamber of Mines members are pleading poverty when it comes to black workers yet white managers and executives have the luxury of being overcompensated.” Read more “Strike Looming in the Coal Sector”