Category: Employment Relations (LRL 1)

Industrial action amendments: Strategy and tactics

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Aussie Uber contractors: No employment relationship

Aussie Uber contractors: According to a recent report in Accountancy Daily an Australian court has ruled that Uber drivers should be treated as contractors for tax and employment purposes and not as employees.  This is a...

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Bipolar contractual model: Vulnerable Uber drivers

Uber v Aslam Uber drivers in the United Kingdom have been held by the Court of Appeal in Uber B.V. (“UBV”) & Ors v Aslam & Ors [2018] EWCA Civ 2748 to be ‘workers’ for the purposes of the national minimum...

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Trade union deregistration: AMCU and official notification

On 24 April 2019 the Registrar of Labour Relations gave notice of the intention to cancel the registration of the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) and called for written representations within 60 days as...

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Labour laws promulgated: Acts which commenced recently

For ease of reference the labour laws promulgated recently with the dates of commencement are provided herewith. BASIC CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT AMENDMENT ACT NO. 7 of 2018 [ASSENTED TO 23 NOVEMBER 2018] [DATE OF COMMENCEMENT: 1...

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Outsourcing component manufacture: No employees provided

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Minister fails to meet jurisdictional pre-requisites

Essence Labour court reviewed and invalidated the Minister’s decision to extend bargaining council administration agreement to non-parties because she failed to comply with LRA s 32(3), 32(5) read with s 32(1) and could...

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Bargaining council agreement: Invalidly extended

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