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Liberian job-seeker who was told “we don’t employ non-South Africans” wins CCMA case

A Liberian man was told just two-minutes into a job interview for a call-centre job in Cape Town that “Our company does not employ non-South African,” has been awarded compensation of R5,000 after taking his case to the CCMA.

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Unisa undecided about contract workers

University of South Africa (Unisa) has yet to decide on the way forward with regard to about 2,000 jobs that are affected by the new Labour Relations Amendment Act.  

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WORKPLACE WHISTLE BLOWERS ARE WELL PROTECTED

Employees who report employers for committing illegal or otherwise irregular acts are protected, in the first instance, by the Constitution of South Africa. Specifically, section 16 of the Bill of Rights gives everyone the right to freedom of expression and to impart information.

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The obligation to pay severance pay to fixed-term employees

 The amendments to the Labour Relations Act, No 66 of 1995 (LRA), ushered in an era of greater protection for employees on fixed-term contracts where the employees earn below the earnings threshold (currently R205,433.30) published annually in terms of the Basic Conditions of Employment Act, No 75 of 1997 (BCEA).

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New metalworkers union Limusa

The Liberated Metalworkers Union of SA (Limusa) has been admitted as an affiliate of trade union federation Cosatu.

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