Employer ABC (Pty) Ltd employs 100 workers. The union, CHEESE, recruited 30 of the 100 employees as members. ABC (Pty) Ltd recognises CHEESE as a sufficiently representative union and affords CHEESE section 12 (access to workplace) and 13 (deduction of union fees) rights in the workplace in January 2015. In January 2016 ABC (Pty) Ltd [...]
Is the withdrawal of a dispute by an applicant at the CCMA or Bargaining Council merely the calm before the storm?
One would be forgiven for thinking that an applicant who chooses to withdraw a case against the employer is a final end to the dispute. Recent CCMA and Labour Court decisions tend to indicate otherwise. This article aims to clarify the position and also to advise the employer as to how to deal with this [...]