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Managing shop stewards

5th November 2013 The trade union movement in South Africa is extremely powerful. This is not only because of the high proportion of unionised employees and because... 

Not even the Presidency is above labour law – bring proof before you dismiss

4th November 2013 Not even those who make labour law are above it. The government has implemented a set of labour laws that are immensely restrictive on employers.... 

Employers must provide details of disciplinary charges

14th October 2013 Section 186 of the Labour Relations Act (LRA) gives every employee the right not to be unfairly dismissed or to be subjected to unfair labour... 

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When Can You Dismiss For Incompatibility?

8th October 2013 Employees who are seen as trouble makers, eccentrics, disruptive, disagreeable, pushy, non-compliant, independent or who merely refuse to ‘suck up’... 

Government not doing its job 

30th September 2013 According to a Star article on 27 November 2003 the government, business, labour and the community made numerous pledges at the Job Summit in June... 

Disciplinary codes a valuable tool

18th September 2013 Labour legislation requires of employers to ensure that their “…standards of conduct are clear and made available to employees in a manner that is... 

Look after your pregnant employees

10th September 2013 I explained in my last article that pregnant employees are strongly protected under South African law. There are in fact no fewer than six pieces... 

Bribery and Corruption an Employer’s Nightmare

27th August 2013 With the current international financial crisis, credit crunch, spiralling prices of goods, job losses and scarcity of new jobs it is not... 

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