FlatPress My FlatPress blog FlatPress Admin 2022 2022-05-26T08:22:55+00:00 Admin ~/ Resignations: Withdrawing resignations, Immediate resignations and resignations when faced with dismissals ~/?x=entry:entry220523-124705 2022-05-23T12:47:05+00:00 2022-05-23T12:47:05+00:00

Alicia Venter

Can I withdraw my resignation and notice of termination? 
Yes, but the employer does not have to accept it. [Read More…]

Fair suspension before and after a disciplinary hearing ~/?x=entry:entry220516-061255 2022-05-16T06:12:55+00:00 2022-05-16T06:12:55+00:00

Roxanne Fielies: 16 May 2022

Suspension falls into two categories: one after discipline as a disciplinary measure and one before discipline to remove the employee, and to investigate. [Read More…]

Dismissal for dishonesty during a disciplinary hearing ~/?x=entry:entry220320-074009 2022-03-20T07:40:09+00:00 2022-03-20T07:40:09+00:00

An employee who colluded to corroborate a false statement regarding a breach of Covid-19 protocols by a fellow employee was charged with gross dishonesty. [Read More…]

Limits on foreign nationals in employment and in some economic sectors. ~/?x=entry:entry220302-052237 2022-03-02T05:22:37+00:00 2022-03-02T05:22:37+00:00

Some sectors of the economy will soon be reserved exclusively for South Africans, and the employment of foreign nationals limited.

The National Labour Migration Policy (NLMP) was released for public comment on Monday, introducing employment quotas on foreign workers, as well as ban foreigners from starting small businesses in some sectors. [Read More…]

National Minimum Wage increase as of 01 March 2022 ~/?x=entry:entry220208-124046 2022-02-08T12:40:46+00:00 2022-02-08T12:40:46+00:00

The gazetted increase for the national minimum wage is R23.19 per hour for all employees, including farmworkers and domestic workers. [Read More…]

BBBEE Mining charter is policy, not law ~/?x=entry:entry220208-085145 2022-02-08T08:51:45+00:00 2022-02-08T08:51:45+00:00

The recent Pretoria High Court judgment found that the current BBBEE Mining Charter constitutes a policy, not a law. [Read More…]

Zimbabwean Exemption Permits (ZEP) ~/?x=entry:entry220207-134909 2022-02-07T13:49:09+00:00 2022-02-07T13:49:09+00:00

In November 2021, Cabinet decided not to renew the Zimbabwean Special Dispensation Permits (ZSPs), which was set to end on the 31st of December 2021. [Read More…]

No COVID-19 isolation unless you have symptoms – then only for 7 days ~/?x=entry:entry220202-041606 2022-02-02T04:16:06+00:00 2022-02-02T04:16:06+00:00

If an employee tests positive for COVID-19 they do not need to isolate if they show no symptoms. [Read More…]

CCMA’s second anti-vaxxer ruling – this time is deals with suspension ~/?x=entry:entry220202-035206 2022-02-02T03:52:06+00:00 2022-02-02T03:52:06+00:00

The Occupational Health and Safety Act imposes a statutory duty on employers to take reasonable and practical measures to ensure a healthy and safe workplace.

It also requires every employee must cooperate with an employer to obey health and safety rules.

Suspending an employee for refusing to be vaccinated was fair and in line with the Occupational Health and Safety Act, the CCMA ruled .  The Act compelled employers to provide safe workplaces, and the requirement to vaccinate was in the interests of the health and safety of all employees. [Read More…]

CCMA rules fair dismissal of an unvaccinated employee ~/?x=entry:entry220126-083814 2022-01-26T08:38:14+00:00 2022-01-26T08:38:14+00:00

The CCMA found that the dismissal of an employee for refusing to be vaccinated to be substantively fair. [Read More…]

Proposed domestic workers minimum wage: R23.09 per hour. ~/?x=entry:entry220110-145233 2022-01-10T14:52:33+00:00 2022-01-10T14:52:33+00:00

Domestic Workers’ minimum wage will probably increase from its current R19.09 per hour to R23.09 per hour under the National Minimum Wage Act this year. [Read More…]

The NUMSA engineering sector strike is over. ~/?x=entry:entry211021-145922 2021-10-21T14:59:22+00:00 2021-10-21T14:59:22+00:00

NUMSA held a press conference earlier today. [Read More…]

Metal Industry Strike probably over. ~/?x=entry:entry211021-074438 2021-10-21T07:44:38+00:00 2021-10-21T07:44:38+00:00

A NUMSA letter is doing the rounds stating that the strike will be “strategically settled”. [Read More…]

SEIFSA has recommend that its members implement its final wage offer as from today. ~/?x=entry:entry211019-073331 2021-10-19T07:33:31+00:00 2021-10-19T07:33:31+00:00

The request is made to SEIFSA members, and not the industry as a whole. [Read More…]

SUMMARY OF THE PICKETING RULES FOR THE NATIONAL METAL INDUSTRIES STRIKE FROM 05 OCTOBER 2021. ~/?x=entry:entry211003-190127 2021-10-03T19:01:27+00:00 2021-10-03T19:01:27+00:00

PURPOSE OF THE PICKET
To approach and peacefully seek to persuade service providers, clients, customers of the employer, members of the public; and employees who are not on strike and replacement workers to withhold their services from, supplying goods and materials to, or working for the employer. [Read More…]