Casual Workers Advice Office

 
Still on temporary contracts after 12 years
Still on temporary contracts after 12 years
For the past 12 years, about 150 people have swept the streets and cleared blocked drains in Uitenhage and Motherwell. They work in a government-funded programme administered by the Eastern Cape Department of Transport. But despite their long service, they are still casual workers on...
The workers who won’t snitch
The workers who won’t snitch
Metalworker union Numsa on Friday filed legal arguments in the Constitutional Court on behalf of 65 Dunlop factory workers from Howick, KwaZulu-Natal. The workers were dismissed in 2012 because they did not snitch on fellow workers during a protected strike....
CCMA ‘improperly’ postpones workers’ hearings
CCMA ‘improperly’ postpones workers’ hearings
Workers advocates have accused the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) of unfairly postponing arbitration hearings at the...
Saftu strike ‘threatens worker unity’
Saftu strike ‘threatens worker unity’
The South African Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) led thousands of workers and activists in a nationwide one-day strike on Wednesday but their...
A make-or-break case for the labour-broking sector reaches top court
A make-or-break case for the labour-broking sector reaches top court
A dispute over the new law on labour-broking will be heard this week Thursday in the Constitutional Court.
Slice of life: A labour of love – and victory
Slice of life: A labour of love – and victory
I was very nervous. I had never been at the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) representing workers. I’ve always been...

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