2024 Wage Negotiations Update

”With South Africa’s economic outlook unlike any experienced before, the time wasripe for parties to work together and more so, in the area of industrial policy, toconstruct a collective agreement that quickly and with minimal angst and anxietysettles the vexed issue of wages and brings all stakeholders together to jointlyformulate a framework focused on re-building…

Main Agreement Annual Shutdown Provisions

The date of the annual shutdown is determined by the company’s management,and should be as similar as possible to the previous year’s annual shutdowndates.The annual shutdown must in total, amount to three consecutive weeks’ paidleave taken over an unbroken period and include four weekends. In addition, thethree weeks’ leave must be extended with full pay…

Unfair dismissal dispute: Arbitration Award-NBCRFLI

BACKGROUND OF THE DISPUTE: This matter was referred to the Bargaining Council for conciliation on 27 March 2023as an alleged unfair dismissal dispute. A conciliation hearing was scheduled for 08 May On that day the matter remained unresolved and a certificate to that effect wasissued. The applicants filed a request for arbitration on 11 May…

Complimentary TESD Webinar 8 November: POPI TES and CLIENT DYNAMICS

The #POPI Act, the Regulations and other protocols have now had some time to “settle in”. There have been a number of major data and systems breaches as well as a first fine issued. #TES and their clients face considerable risk given the nature and extent of personal information beings shared in terms of candidates,…

Showcase your company’s excellence on the grandest stage at the SEIFSA awards for excellence.

Participating in the SEIFSA Awards of Excellence is an incredible opportunity for any company looking to gain industry-wide recognition and opportunities for growth. This platform promotes credibility, positioning your company for success. Don’t miss out on the multiple benefits of participating. Enter today! Click here for more information

Cosatu Intended Protest Action

Protest Action and the Labour Relations ActManagement Guidelines on Possible Absenteeism on Friday, 6 October 2023 SEIFSA recommends that management adopt the following course of action in dealing with any stay-away from work on the 6th October. Inform all workers that any absences related to the protest action will be treated on thefollowing basis: The…

Webinar: The Human Capital and Labour Relations Mega-trends for 2023

The truth is that we have to conduct scenario-planning for the next 5 years in a very disruptive environment. This session looked at the mega-trends impacting TES and staffing solutions and the response required from a HR and labour relations context. Specifically, looking at o Working arrangements o Platform work o Employee wellbeing o Legal…

New SEIFSA COO calls on govt to create a business-friendly environment

The South African government should focus on implementing a set of policy objectives that make the operating environment in the metals and engineering sector more business-friendly and ensure that the cost of production is lower, industry organisation the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa’s (Seifsa’s) new COO Tafadzwa Chibanguza suggests “The steel and…

Metals and Engineering Sector Needs the State to Wake Up

By Lucio Trentini for the Business Day SA businesses in the metals and engineering sector have faced enormous challenges over the past few years, with the Covid-19 pandemic compounding an already difficult situation. A shrinking domestic market, declining production, weak production sales, a smaller contribution to the economy, increasing joblessness, cheap imports and low investment…