Channel Chat: CMMA Releases Urgent Directive in Respect of the Response to COVID-19

CCMA RELEASES URGENT DIRECTIVE IN RESPECT OF THE RESPONSE TO COVID 19 Author: CCMA The CCFM has released an urgent directive in response to the Covid-19 outbreak in South Africa. It highlights the directive issued by the President of the Republic of South Africa, the guidelines for the containment of the Coronavirus in the public service, and…

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Channel Chat – Important Coronavirus (COVID-9) – Statement by President Cyril Ramaphosa on measures to combat COVID

In addition to our previous Channel Chat, please see some initial thoughts on the Statement by President Cyril Ramaphosa on measures to combat COVID – final version. COVID-19 PRESIDENTIAL ANNOUNCEMENT The President’s address on the evening of 15 March 2020 set out a range of measures that have been and will have to be taken…

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Channel Chat – Coronavirus (COVID-19)

We have been closely monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation since the first cases were reported in China in January 2020. We are implementing contingency measures to ensure the health and safety of all our Temporary and or Contract Employees (Assignees), Permanent Employees and Client Employees against the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Due to the first COVID-19 cases…

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Channel Chat – Parental Leave, Adoption Leave and Commissioning Parental Leave Policy

As from 1 January 2020 all three of the following forms of leave are legally provided for under the Basic Conditions of Employment Act: Parental leave Adoption leave Commissioning parental leave. Subject to your employer’s policies and practices, these types of leave are paid by the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) after having complied with their…

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Channel Chat – Protracted and violent strikes, curbed

Violent strikes become a stark reality around this time of the year as wage and substantive negotiations deadlock in a stand-off in many instances. A weak economy, depressed consumer spending, growing unemployment and employer-employee fatigue are key contributing factors. Despite the fact that employees are protected from dismissal if they follow the requirements of law…

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