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24 October 2019 Labour & Employment Watch


Global index ranks SA’s pensions system

As the number of complaints against pension schemes rises, an index showing the best and worst pensions systems in the world ranks SA at 26 out of the 37 countries in the list, writes Legalbrief. SA received a D ranking ... Read More

South Africa

Minimum wage causing job losses – CCMA

New referrals linked to the National Minimum Wage Act will increase the labour dispute caseload by 25% this financial year, says William Thomson, acting national senior commissioner for dispute prevention and training at the CCMA. There have been 19 500 ... Read More

Fawu's financial and deregistration woes

The Food and Allied Workers Union (Fawu), shaken by factional battles and a multi-m i l l i o n-rand financial scandal, faces deregistration because of poor corporate governance and alleged mismanagement of membership fees, according to a Mail & ... Read More

Lie detector clears manager of racial slur

A Shoprite regional manager who was under investigation after allegedly referring to black employees as lazy kaffirs has been found not guilty. The Times quotes Shoprite as saying that the manager was cleared after she, alongside a branch manager, were subjected ... Read More


Not all beliefs are created equal in labour law

Most SA citizens are well aware that their fundamental constitutional rights include the right of freedom of conscience, religion, thought, belief and opinion, and labour laws are no exception, writes Bradley Workman-Davies, director and labour law specialist at Werksmans Attorneys ... Read More



US auto workers to vote to end strike

The United Auto Workers strike in the US will continue through at least Friday as members vote on the union’s tentative deal with General Motors, but there’s no guarantee the work stoppage will end once all the votes have been ... Read More

Ethnic minorities short-changed in the UK

Ethnic minorities in the UK earn around 10% less than white workers, even once individual and job characteristics are taken into account, The Independent reports the Bank of England has found. The central bank set out to go beyond simple ... Read More