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Using replacement labour during strikes & lockouts
In Sun International Ltd v SACCAWU (LAC) the employer appealed against the LC decision that replacement labour could not be used during a lockout once the strike was over.   [Read more]

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Union membership thresholds
SACOSWU v POPCRU & others (LAC) decided whether a threshold agreement with majority union prevents an employer from granting organisational rights to a minority union that has not achieved the stipulated threshold.
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An obligation to discipline?
The LC in NUM v Impala Platinum & another considered the extent to which an employer can be compelled to take disciplinary action against employees.
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Do reinstated employees' claims prescribe?
The CC in NUMSA obo Fohlisa & others v Hendor Mining Supplies considered whether employees' claims for arrear wages arising from their reinstatement prescribe after 3 years.
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Bruce Robertson (B Comm LLB LLM) is an attorney with over twenty five years experience in labour relations and the dispute resolution fields. He is well known as a mediator, arbitrator, and trainer, having been a part time senior commissioner with the CCMA for many years and a member of the conciliation and arbitration panels of a number of bargaining councils. Bruce was contracted by the International Labour Office (ILO) to assist in implementing labour arbitration in a number of Southern African countries. This required reviewing their legislation, drafting the required codes of good practice, and training their arbitrators. Most of his time is now spent managing and editing Worklaw.


Alan Rycroft (BA LLB LLM) is Professor of Commercial Law at the University of Cape Town. He is an admitted attorney with extensive experience in the labour law field. He is a part time senior commissioner with the CCMA and has been mediating and arbitrating labour disputes for over twenty years. From 1995 to 2000 he was Dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of Natal. Alan has published extensively in the labour law field and is the author / co-author of “A Guide to South African Labour Law”,”Mediation : Principles, Process and Practice”, “Trade Unions and the Law in South Africa” and “Harassment in the Workplace”

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Established in 2003, Worklaw has become a leading labour law information and advice service in South Africa. Developed by some of South Africa`s most experienced labour relations practitioners, Worklaw empowers organizations, giving them what they need to manage labour relations effectively. Many of South Africa's top companies and government departments have been using Worklaw's services for over 10 years - we have a proven track record of providing a highly effective service.

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