- Published on 23 Apr 2015
- HR Pulse News Desk
Solidarity launched its new cyber trade union, Solidarity World, at the Atterbury theatre in Pretoria.
- Published on 10 Sep 2014
- Peter McDermott
'Mutual interest' is a loaded phrase and usually indicates that someone is about to change the game. Unfortunately, it is often used incorrectly so it is the interest of all to understand exactly what this phrase means.
- Published on 18 Aug 2014
- Aadil Patel
Our constitution guarantees workers' the right to strike – a right further entrenched in the Labour Relations Act (LRA), which also gives employers the right to lock workers out of the workplace pending resolution of such disputes. But lengthy, and often violent or destructive, strikes have called into question the value of strike action as the prime method of resolving disputes about wages or other matters of mutual interest between employers and employees (sometimes referred to as 'interest disputes'). Is there another, more beneficial, method of resolving strikes?
- Published on 23 Jul 2014
- Kirsten Caddy
In a judgment handed down by the Labour Appeal Court (LAC) on 12 June 2014 (Food and Allied Workers Union v In2food (Pty) Ltd (case number J861/2013), the LAC considered the circumstances under which a trade union can be held in contempt of a court order prohibiting an unprotected strike.
- Published on 2 Jul 2014
- Nicholas Preston and Jan Langa
The Constitutional Court (CC) recently decided the lawfulness of a trade union's demand in the context of a dismissal in the decision of National Union of Public Service & Allied Workers Union obo Mani and Nine Others v National Lotteries Board  ZACC 10.