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Covid-19 and the Workplace: The Story So Far

Covid-19 and the Workplace: The Story So Far

It's hard to find the words to adequately describe the impact that Covid-19 has had on our lives, as well as its likely impact for the foreseeable future. Workplaces are undergoing their own revolution, as new, novel and unprecedented challenges build. The...

Labour Relations – The First Hundred Days After Lockdown

Labour Relations – The First Hundred Days After Lockdown

Yip, these are historical times. As things stand, the lockdown will be uplifted from 1 May 2020, maybe. As has been the case in our sector of labour relations consulting to employers across the country, and indeed many others, the hitherto lesser known benefits of...

Trade unions must operate within their registered scope

Trade unions must operate within their registered scope

Section 96 of the Labour Relations Act outlines the steps to be followed when a trade union or employer’s organisation wishes to register with the Department of Labour.  This process is relatively straightforward and includes the completion of a prescribed form, the...

Employers can’t dismiss employees for a contempt of court charge

Employers can’t dismiss employees for a contempt of court charge

Many employers have experience of strike action, protected or otherwise, which results in unacceptable striker behaviour, such as intimidation and malicious damage to property.  The employer then trundles off to the Labour court to obtain an interdict to restrain the...