PLEASE NOTE:

MyNews24 is a user-generated section of News24.com. The stories here come from users.

 
KevanFoxcroft
 
Comments: 18
Article views: 1148
 
 
Latest Badges:

 
View all KevanFoxcroft's badges.
 

From the salt mines...

16 May 2013, 09:29
I have a question for all the readers. I have just searched the internet looking for answers to a specific question with regards to Labour law.

Let me give you this example. Lets say I am working shifts, I have to be at work for the pre-shift meeting 15 minutes before that start of work. That is fair and understandable, as people need to be marked as present or absent, people need to be deployed and any information that needs to be delivered to the employees can be do so at this time.

Yet here in lies a problem . Lets say I am at work 30 minutes before start of shift. I am clothed in civilian clothes out of the way of production, in a smoking area, greeting and conversing with fellow workers before the start of my shift. Is it possible for me to be disciplined for not wearing company livery as my working hours have not yet started? Lets say it is a hot dayworking hours are 14h00 - 22h00 , a person arrives at 13h30 in a pair of shorts and a shirt, containing no-logos or profanities, talks to a few people goes to the locker room changes into the company clothes and then proceeds to work.

As i see it if I am there in and on my own time , not hindering  others in the work or duties, in no area close to prodcution of any form how is it possible to be chastised publicly? I can understand if someone did this and was scantly clad or attempted to work with out safety clothes ect but this is just too much of a god complex. What if a muslim comes to work on a Friday after their prayers in his religous garb before his working hours only to be crapped on for it , even though his has not been afforded the time to change and his working hours have not started.

I think and feel that someone has developed a god complex about themselves, I could be wrong and there could could a LAW which may make this legal at which point I will yeild to my lack of knowledge , never before at any place I have worked before has this happened. Safety shoes can be cumbersome to drive with , especially the sizes 13 and upwards in some vehicles so before shift wearing comfortable shoes cant be a problem , on shift it is up to the employee to make sure they are used and any problems with regards to him/her performing their duties while using them should be notified to managment at once.

Please help folks I just need to know is there a law that prohibits people pre and post shift wearing civilian  clothes on company premises, clothes that do not contain violence and profanity.

Thanks
Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
18 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
SkerP
What happens during a blackout?

Energy expert, Ted Blom, recently predicted a 50% chance of a complete grid blackout in South Africa. Read more...

10 comments 448 views
Submitted by
StillProudlySA
The Stupidity of Raising the Drin...

The year was 2006, I was working abroad in the US and I had just turned 21. I could legally buy beer, but I couldn’t do it with my friends. Read more...

3 comments 168 views
Submitted by
Gail Shorkend
Eskom saga

The saga of load shedding continues. I just wish that it doesn't come to black outs. That would be the last straw. Read more...

11 comments 1001 views
Submitted by
Wiesoeksalvind Dgfdgk
Reason to believe in the existanc...

In present day, empirical evidence cannot prove the existence of God. To hear God’s voice and feel his presence is an inward personal experience and rest on the testimony of other. Read more...

266 comments 1289 views
Submitted by
Kalibanache
Marikana without the dramatics...

I guess we can compare people's reactions after 37 people were murdered in cold blood. Read more...

26 comments 656 views
Power of Dreams

Dreams can be described as “a language of enigmatic parable” that Western culture generally prefers to dismiss.  Read more...

5 comments 443 views
 

services

E-mail Alerts The latest headlines in your inbox

RSS feeds News delivered really simply.

Mobile News24 on your mobile or PDA

E-mail Newsletters You choose what you want

News24 on Android Get the latest from News24 on your Android device.

SMS Alerts Get breaking news stories via SMS.

Blogs Your opinion on you, me and everyone.

TV Get us in your home, on your television.

 
Interactive Advertising Bureau
 
© 2015 24.com. All rights reserved.
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.