FlatPress My FlatPress blog FlatPress Admin 2022 2022-08-17T03:48:46+00:00 Admin ~/ Protected national strike next week: 24 August 2022. ~/?x=entry:entry220815-131447 2022-08-15T13:14:47+00:00 2022-08-15T13:14:47+00:00

On 24 August 2022 COSATU and SAFTU (South African Federation of Trade Unions) will lead a strike across the country to protest against escalating food prices, fuel costs, and load shedding. [Read More…]

TRADITIONAL HEALER’S NOTES AND SICK LEAVE ~/?x=entry:entry220726-132729 2022-07-26T13:27:29+00:00 2022-07-26T13:27:29+00:00

It’s a tricky subject: are Traditional Healers notes acceptable for sick leave?

The Basic Conditions of Employment requires a sick note to be signed off by a registered medical professional that can treat and diagnose a patient. [Read More…]

CCMA throws a spanner in the works – no, you can’t enforce mandatory vaccinations. ~/?x=entry:entry220705-070322 2022-07-05T07:03:22+00:00 2022-07-05T07:03:22+00:00

The CCMA ruled that an employee’s dismissal for refusing to be vaccinated was unfair. [Read More…]

Metal Industries Bargaining Council parties vote to extend the Main Agreement to non parties. ~/?x=entry:entry220630-102905 2022-06-30T10:29:05+00:00 2022-06-30T10:29:05+00:00

The Main Agreement has not been extended to non-parties, but the Bargaining Council parties have agreed that it should be. [Read More…]

“Justified” harassment ~/?x=entry:entry220630-102751 2022-06-30T10:27:51+00:00 2022-06-30T10:27:51+00:00

A senior Transnet employee was dismissed following a closed-door conversation in which sexual comments and remarks were exchanged between six male employees regarding fellow female employees. [Read More…]

Dismissed for dagga is NOT unfair discrimination ~/?x=entry:entry220630-102426 2022-06-30T10:24:26+00:00 2022-06-30T10:24:26+00:00

Barloworld has dismissed an employee of 13 years’ service, with a clean disciplinary record for repeatedly testing positive for cannabis. [Read More…]

Goodbye to face masks. ~/?x=entry:entry220623-052601 2022-06-23T05:26:01+00:00 2022-06-23T05:26:01+00:00

As of yesterday (22 June 2022) the requirement to wear facemasks anywhere has come to an end. [Read More…]

Don’t confuse Poor Performance with Negligence. ~/?x=entry:entry220610-071424 2022-06-10T07:14:24+00:00 2022-06-10T07:14:24+00:00

Roxanne Fielies

While poor performance may overlap with negligence, and it is vital to understand the difference between the two. [Read More…]

Tomorrow’s national shutdown – is it going ahead? ~/?x=entry:entry220609-130128 2022-06-09T13:01:28+00:00 2022-06-09T13:01:28+00:00

There does not seem to be a definitive answer. [Read More…]

Paying, proving, and investigating sick leave ~/?x=entry:entry220531-082929 2022-05-31T08:29:29+00:00 2022-05-31T08:29:29+00:00

It’s that time of the year that every employer dreads, the flu and colds season paired with Covid-19. [Read More…]

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…]