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…

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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…

SA Government’s “Tight Rope” Viewpoint on TES

Although South Africa is a country more industrialised than any of its fellow African counterparts, it nevertheless currently possesses record-high unemployment rates. According to Trading Economics, South Africa’s 2021 third quarter 34.90% unemployment rate is the “highest jobless rate since comparable data began in 2008.” It is a tough juggling act between offering employment opportunities,…

Is there a Need for TES in SA’s Construction Industry?

It is without a doubt that many industries have taken a serious knock during the pandemic. Those involved in South Africa’s construction industry had their hands tied, especially at the onset of the pandemic when restrictions severely delayed and even terminated projects. When comparing GDP growth in the first quarter of 2021 to 2020’s fourth…