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Public sector wages in South Africa: An analytical view

Public sector wages have been a point of contention in the South African economy for many years. In July 2012, government and its employees, reached an agreement which stipulates that the annual increase received by public sector workers between 2013 and 2015 will be inflation plus 1%.

CPI+1%=Wage Increase

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Refusal of legal representation at disciplinary hearings

Most HR professionals are aware that Schedule 8 of the Labour Relations Act (LRA) provides that the employee should be allowed the assistance of a trade union representative or fellow employee. As a result, most HR professionals have advised the employer to disallow external legal representatives to represent accused employees at disciplinary hearings.

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Proposed amendments to atypical work - Part 2

The proposed amendments to the South African Labour Relations Act of 1995 (LRA) may have a significant impact the engagement of employees on atypical working arrangements. This article aims to give employers a brief overview of how labour broker employees will be affected and the toolbox gives recommendations in this regard.

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An analysis of the SA labour market

It is no secret that the global economy has faced incredible hardship since the end of 2007. Since 2007, annual GDP figures in the majority of the world’s regions have grown at a depleted rate with a number of regions entering a recession.

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Proposed amendments to atypical work - Part 1

As employers are by now aware from the extensive media coverage on this topic, the proposed amendments to the South African Labour Relations Actof 1995 (LRA) are currently being debated in parliament. These proposed changes may significantly impact on the engagement of employees on atypical working arrangements, namely, fixed - term contract employees, labour broker employees, and part-time employees.

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