Channel Chat – National Strike: 07 October 2020

NATIONAL STRIKE: 07 OCTOBER 2020 A strike protesting harsh socio-economic conditions, high levels of poverty, crime, corruption and unemployment currently being experienced in South Africa is to take place nationally next week. Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) has followed the requirements for the strike through Nedlac and in compliance with the Labour Relations…

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Channel Chat – (COVID-19): Categories of employees who may claim TERS for the extension period (01 July 2020 – 15 August 2020)

An employer, or employee, may claim TERS benefits for the extension period starting from 1 July 2020 until 15 August 2020.  The new directives cover the following categories of employees whose employers are: Not permitted to operate under the Disaster Management Regulations: Where a business has, because of the lockdown regulations, been unable to operate,…

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Channel Chat – (COVID-19): CCMA

With effect from 01 August 2020: If you have a set down venue received prior to 01 August, go to that venue, unless directed by the CCMA. Disputes not already scheduled will take place: Digital online platform at the Commissioner’s preference. External venue, which can include the employer’s premises. CCMA Office Conciliations will preferably take…

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Channel Chat – UIF TERS- Extended to 15 August 2020

TERS payment terminated on 30 June 2020. It was announced that the TERS benefit is reopened until 15 August 2020, the same day that president Ramaphosa extended to life of the Disaster Management Act. ​​The benefit structure and existing criteria remain the same. April 2020, May 2020 and June 2020 applications are expected to be…

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