Legal Articles and Guides
A group of Uber drivers in SA is planning a class action suit to seek rights, including compensation for unpaid overtime and holiday pay, their lawyers said yesterday, hoping for a similar victory to that of British drivers.
Two law firms announced on Tuesday that they would move ahead with plans to file a class action on behalf of South African Uber drivers against the ride hailing tech giant's operations in South Africa as well as in London for drivers to be recognised as employees.
The CCMA has ruled that a laboratory analyst fired for refusing to work during the Covid-19 level five lockdown for fear of infecting her elderly mother and her asthmatic son, be reinstated.
The Labour Appeal Court has reserved judgment after hearing arguments on behalf of the National Union of Metalworkers (Numsa) and the SA Cabin Crew Association (Sacca) to have the SAA settlement agreement declared unlawful or unfair, notes a Moneyweb report.
The Labour Court has dismissed an urgent application by a union representing SABC workers to force the public broadcaster to rescind retrenchment letters issued to about 400 workers.
A recent CCMA (Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration) ruling, in which an employee’s dismissal for smoking cannabis before work was set aside and he was re-instated, has garnered a lot of media attention.
Dimension Data’s case against its former executive chairperson Andile Ngcaba, who is suing the company for more than R400m in damages over alleged unfair remuneration, has taken a blow with the issuing of the latest judgment by the Gauteng High Court (Johannesburg), says a City Press report.
Whether Comair's kulula.com and British Airways brands will be able to start operating again as from 1 December after all, might be impacted by an urgent Labour Court application by the National Union of Metalworkers of (Numsa), says a Fin24 report.
In an escalation of what a Business Day report describes as a three-year reputation-sapping dispute, the former chair of Dimension Data (Didata) is suing the company for R271m, alleging racial discrimination and violation of an equal pay undertaking.
At a recent hearing of the CCMA, commissioner Nomsa Mbileni ordered the reinstatement of a factory worker who had been fired for reporting for duty under the influence of dagga.
A recent Constitutional Court judgment empowers employers to change their workers’ employment conditions if the further functioning of a company requires this. If workers refuse, they may be dismissed without severance, notes a Mail & Guardian report.
Two SAPS warrant officers who falsely accused their station commander of racism were on Friday handed 24-month suspended jail sentences for perjury by the Klerksdorp Regional Court in Stilfontein, says a TimesLIVE report.
Retrenchments at Barloworld Equipment are continuing following the Labour Court’s dismissal of the National Union of Metalworkers’ urgent application to halt the process and reinstate its members, says a News24 report.
A National Lotteries Commission whistle-blower – allegedly fired after refusing to sign off on a grant – is demanding a monthly salary of R33 000 for the next 23 years, believing it is the least the commission can do given the treatment he allegedly received. '
The day before the High Court set aside Bongisizwe Mpondo’s secondment as the administrator of the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa), he was hastily made a permanent employee and back-paid R3.17m.