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An increase in the minimum wage would have come as a welcomed development for thousands of workers in South Africa. However, one of the country's largest worker's unions believes the increase does not make much of a difference. 


It is well known that South Africa’s Constitution, the Equality act and the Employment Equity Act, all render racism unlawful. Despite this powerful and well publicised legislation and society’s repugnancy for racist behaviour, the biases and unfair discrimination that characterised the ‘old South Africa’ still exist in the hearts and minds of many people.


Promoting diversity and equality in the workplace is key objective of a bill recently signed into law by the President of South Africa. However, several concerns related to the bill have been raised. 


Since the platform's launch, the Unemployment Insurance Fund has encouraged workers to use the u-Filling system to speed up the progress of claims. However, many people have expressed frustration, as they find the online platform difficult to navigate.


As we emerged from the Covid-19 disruption, the "Great Resignation" and "Quiet Quitting" became phenomena that shaped our new world of work. People re-evaluated what fulfills them and prioritized finding work-life balance.


Unions worldwide play an essential role in protecting the rights and interests of employees, particularly at lower income levels where individuals may not have recourse to legal services and representation.  Correcting the power imbalance between employer and employee is often a critical function performed by unions.


The Department of Employment and Labour are currently conducting a blitz to check on compliance of businesses in the hospitality sector.


Are your employees working longer hours and taking on more work now that they're working from home?


 The Covid-19 Temporary Employee Relief Scheme (TERS) has been extended for employees who continue to be affected by shortened working hours but do not work in the specified sectors that qualify for the 16 March 2021 to 25 July 2021 to claim Reduced Work Time Benefits.

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