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Peter Moyo served with termination notice again

Peter Moyo has been issued with another notice terminating his employment, according to Old Mutual, which is under pressure from shareholders to end the dispute with the former CEO.


Court orders Denel to pay staff benefits

State-owned arms utility Denel was ordered yesterday by the Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) to urgently pay over unemployment insurance and tax deductions from staff members' salaries. Fin24 says the ruling comes after an urgent application from union Solidarity which sought to compel the company to do so.


Eskom gives Molefe a week to repay R10m

The Eskom Pension and Provident Fund has confirmed its lawyers have instructed former Eskom CEO Brian Molefe to return more than R10m he received from the fund, and he may need to pay up as soon as next week, notes a Fin24 report.


Eskom managers litigating for fatter packages

Cash-hungry Eskom managers are not helping the cause of the beleaguered power utility, notes Legalbrief. According to Rapport, thousands of Eskom managers are litigating against their employer for larger salaries and bonuses.


Old Mutual legal stand-off with CEO drags on

Confusion clouds the stand-off between Old Mutual and its unwanted CEO Peter Moyo, observes Legalbrief. The company claims he has to stay at home while it appeals the judgment that reinstated him. However, his lawyer was adamant he could return to work.


Banana producer seeks R318m damages from police, union

One of SA’s largest banana producers has claimed R318m damages from the police and a trade union for alleged looting and vandalism during protests while the police looked on, Netwerk24 reports.


Woman wins assault case, but loses EFF job

Then EFF provincial deputy chairperson Bunga Ntsangane has been convicted of assaulting employee Maggie Klaas, who was subsequently dismissed by the party in a process she has successfully challenged at the CCMA.


Old Mutual to file Moyo response this week

Old Mutual will file papers this week opposing former CEO Peter Moyo’s bid to be reinstated, the financial services group said on Friday, notes BusinessLIVE. Moyo was suspended on 23 May because of ‘a material breakdown in the relationship of trust and confidence’, Old Mutual said at the time.


Nurses union hit with costs order

The Democratic Nursing Organisation (Denosa) has been hit with a costs order after trying to sue the office of the Gauteng Health MEC and a nursing college over what it claimed was an unfair expulsion.


Net1-linked firm was wrong to fire staff

The Johannesburg Labour Court has sided with eight telesales agents who were unfairly fired by financial services company Moneyline in 2017 for not selling enough micro-loans. A Times Select report says this follows a legal bid to reverse a CCMA ruling that they return to their posts.


Advocate fired for not turning up at work

An advocate who claimed she was absent from work for six months because she did not know where her new office was has been fired.


Shuttle fleet boss ordered to pay up

Upmarket Cape Town shuttle company, The League of Gentlemen (LOG), has been ordered to compensate its former marketing manager Sean Prinsloo for unfair dismissal after the company went insolvent, with the company director now expected to foot the bill.


Appeal Court upholds strike ban on ‘traditional weapons’

Knobkerries, sticks and a sjambok are not traditional weapons to be brandished at a strike. Times Select says that is the lesson for five Pinetown workers whose dismissal five years ago – for carrying the weapons during a 2014 strike initiated by the National Union of Metalworkers of SA – was upheld by the Labour Court of Appeal in Durban.


Molefe takes battle for R30m pension to top court

Former Eskom boss Brian Molefe is taking his R30m pension benefit battle to the Constitutional Court, according to Rapport.


Prosecutors fight for salaries, benefit increases

Judge Cornelius van der Westhuizen believes the country’s Deputy Directors of Public Prosecutions (DDPPs) are being mistreated by government and the NPA regarding salaries and related benefits, says a Pretoria News report.


A third of domestic workers not registered for UIF

More than 300 000 domestic workers are not registered for unemployment insurance, according to a GroundUp report. Employees who work 24 hours or more per month and are legally entitled to unemployment insurance, number just over one million.


Employees lose case after accusing boss of racism

Four employees of a Johannesburg company have lost their case to be reinstated after they were fired for accusing their boss of making racial comments against them, notes a TimesLIVE report.


Truck companies and drivers to go head-to-head

A landmark case for the trucking industry will be heard in the KZN High Court (Pietermaritzburg) on 18 July. According to a TimesLIVE report, the case between the Positive Freight Solution Forum (PFSF), representing truck owners, and leadership of the All Truck Drivers Foundation (ATDF), representing truck drivers, is expected to get under way.


Truck companies and drivers to go head-to-head

A landmark case for the trucking industry will be heard in the KZN High Court (Pietermaritzburg) on 18 July. According to a TimesLIVE report, the case between the Positive Freight Solution Forum (PFSF), representing truck owners, and leadership of the All Truck Drivers Foundation (ATDF), representing truck drivers, is expected to get under way.


Equal Pay for Equal Work – Can You Differentiate Without Unfairly Discriminating?

Our employment laws and labour courts come down heavily on any unfair discrimination in the workplace, but it’s not always easy to decide whether “differentiation” between employees is or is not “unfair discrimination”.





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