Retrenchment consultations are potentially emotional and difficult discussions. This week Ivan Israelstam explains whether employees involved in a retrenchment consultation have a right to bring in a lawyer or other external labour law representative.
You may be familiar with terms such as mass redundancies or job loss but until it happens to you, there is no way of truly understanding the difficult challenge facing many South Africans today. Here are some tips for getting back on your feet when unemployment knocks you down.
Updated legislation makes it harder for employers to retrench employees. Employees now have the choice of going to court or of going on strike in order to challenge retrenchments, but the effect of a strike could further weaken the employer?s finances and necessitate further retrenchments. Ivan Israelstam explains the factors to consider.
Are you doing enough to avoid retrenchments in your company? Or do you still see retrenchments as the only way to reduce costs? Some thoughts on alternative routes to cost reduction and achieving a more efficient organisation.
Some sectors are suffering from the global financial slowdown and jobs are being lost. If you are faced with losing your job Andre Synman from Consumer Assist has some advice. Don't panic! Help is available.
2020 was a year of terror at workplaces because of the physical and financial dangers posed by Covid19. Due to the fact that the roll out of the vaccine will be slow we can expect 2021 to be as terrifying as was 2020, if not even more so.
Some South Africans have been concerned about the side effects of the vaccine. Conspiracy theories and fake news have not been helping the matter, as the rollout of the vaccine will only be successful if people are willing to be vaccinated.