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.
Have you ever heard the saying ‘Life Happens’. There is a lot of truth to this statement. Sometimes things happen which are out of our control. Illness can strike at any time and can possibly prevent you from being able to work for a period of time. The Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) could assist you if you fall ill.
There are various platforms that you can use to submit your R350 Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant application. One of these platforms is the Chatbot platform by the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA).
Here's how you can go about submitting your application on using SASSA Chatbot: