Strikes

Hitting back with the Rule of Law: Trade unions and their members face the music for violent strikes

Violence during industrial action is a scourge that has blemished industrial relations in South Africa.  The Constitution of South Africa and the Labour Relations Act are premised on the principle of peaceful demonstration where workers communicate their grievances to the employer through nonviolent means.  Violence during strikes have reached endemic proportions.  Violence during strikes are [...]

2018-01-11T13:26:58+00:00January 11th, 2018|General, Strikes|Comments Off on Hitting back with the Rule of Law: Trade unions and their members face the music for violent strikes

The right to strike and the effects the Labour Relations Act has thereto

1) THE RIGHT TO STRIKE IS EMBEDDED INTO OUR CONSTITUTION The right to strike in South Africa is clearly indicated and stipulated in Section 23 of the Constitution. This section gives effect in the form of an entire section named “Labour Relations”. Neither The Constitution nor the Labour Relations Act make any reference as to [...]

2017-10-11T11:17:38+00:00December 7th, 2015|Labour Relations Act, Strikes|Comments Off on The right to strike and the effects the Labour Relations Act has thereto

What Is A Strike?

Strike: A strike is defined in section 213 of the LRA as the partial or complete concerted refusal to work, or the retardation or obstruction of work, by persons who are or have been employed by the same employer or by different employers, for the purpose of remedying a grievance or resolving a dispute in [...]

2017-10-11T11:14:55+00:00October 28th, 2015|Strikes|Comments Off on What Is A Strike?

Employers: Know your rights during strike season

You can take action against employees who vandalise property and intimidate workers. JOHANNESBURG – This year’s strike season has been particularly violent with a slew of reports of striking workers intimidating and threatening those who choose not to embark on industrial action. There have also been incidents of employers obtaining court interdicts against strikers who [...]

2017-10-11T11:09:04+00:00July 9th, 2015|General, Strikes|Comments Off on Employers: Know your rights during strike season

Best wage deal on the table, say public servants

Wednesday, 20 May 2015 – The head of the Public Service Co-ordinating Bargaining Council (PSCBC) confirmed that the government sealed an agreement with unions on Tuesday to raise public sector wages by 7% this year, thereby averting a potentially crippling strike by 1.3 million workers. […]

2017-10-11T11:07:46+00:00May 21st, 2015|Strikes, Wages|Comments Off on Best wage deal on the table, say public servants