The events that have unfolded in the DA have shown that Zille has more influence than Maimane. He serves at her pleasure, writes Ralph Mathekga.
High level clouds. Mild.
The trade union federation says retirement funds must be forced to invest half their money in state-owned companies and job-creation projects, and the independence of the Reserve Bank must end.
Last week’s ruling on labour brokers by the Constitutional Court has already led to a significant victory for workers at breakfast cereal behemoth Kellogg’s.
The Constitutional Court does not ban labour broking entirety, but rather aims to ensure that the provision of temporary services is truly temporary, say experts at Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr.
A legal expert questions the motive behind trade unions' resistance to labour brokers, notwithstanding ample protection against exploitation provided in legislation.
Labour brokers will have at least another year’s grace before the contentious “deeming” provision potentially shuts down a large part of their industry.
Thousands of workers at Lonmin shafts, who were employed by companies contracted to Lonmin, have not received papers to sign on for work, according to reports.
The much-lauded Constitutional Court judgment on labour brokers will not affect the notorious “bakkie brigade” – those independent labour traffickers who hire out teams of workers picked up from roadsides around the country.
Trade unions have been celebrating the Constitutional Court ruling clarifying amendments to the Labour Relations Act, but it might just spark an increased demand for the services of outsourcing firms.
A Constitutional Court ruling in favour of Numsa over who should be regarded as the employer of workers placed by labour brokers need not be nails in the coffin for temporary employment services, says Adcorp.
Workers will march against poor working condition at the Gupta family's Shiva Uranium mine in Klerksdorp, claiming that they are being exploited.
In just five years, Eskom has spent at least R1bn of taxpayers’ money on a labour consultancy, court documents show.
Trade unions have yet to create a single job - unlike the much-despised labour brokers, says Marc Ashton.
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