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SA uber drivers seek to emulate outcome of UK case

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 24 February 2021
Tags: #Employment and Labour Law
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. 

Class action lawsuit: 'Exploited' SA Uber drivers must be recognised as employees

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 23 February 2021
Tags: #Employment and Labour Law #Litigation
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.

CCMA reinstates employee fired during lockdown

By Daily News Published on Monday, 08 February 2021
Tags: #Employment and Labour Law #Litigation
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.

Judgment reserved on SAA settlement dispute

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 02 February 2021
Tags: #Employment and Labour Law #Insolvency Law #Litigation
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.

Court dismisses application against SABC retrenchments

By Daily News Published on Thursday, 03 December 2020
Tags: #Employment and Labour Law #Litigation
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.

Cannabis in the Workplace: Can You Dismiss?

By Ashersons Attorneys Published on Wednesday, 02 December 2020
Tags: #Employment and Labour Law
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 setback in equal pay case

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 25 November 2020
Tags: #Employment and Labour Law
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.

Numsa case seen as threat to Comair rescue

By Daily News Published on Thursday, 19 November 2020
Tags: #Aviation Law #Employment and Labour Law #Litigation
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.

Ex-Didata chair sues for R271m, claiming racism

By Daily News Published on Friday, 06 November 2020
Tags: #Employment and Labour Law #Litigation
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.

Dagga smoker reinstated after 'under influence' claim rejected

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 03 November 2020
Tags: #Employment and Labour Law #Litigation
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.

ConCourt ruling a win for employers

By Daily News Published on Monday, 02 November 2020
Tags: #Employment and Labour Law #Litigation
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.

Suspended jail terms for lying about use of K-word

By Daily News Published on Monday, 26 October 2020
Tags: #Employment and Labour Law #Litigation
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.

Numsa case against Barloworld retrenchments dismissed

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 21 October 2020
Tags: #Employment and Labour Law #Litigation
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.

Sacked whistle-blower wants salary for 23 years

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 20 October 2020
Tags: #Employment and Labour Law #Litigation
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. '

Mbalula's man gets R3.17m a day before court culling

By Daily News Published on Friday, 02 October 2020
Tags: #Employment and Labour Law #Litigation
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.

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