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Infringements of trade union rights in South Africa.

United Nations.

Infringements of trade union rights in South Africa.

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Infringements of trade union rights in southern Africa. New York, United Nations, (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: United Nations.

Commission on Human Rights. Ad Hoc Working Group of Experts. OCLC Number: Notes: At head of title: Office of Public Information. Description: 60 pages 23 cm. Trade unions in South Africa have a history dating back to the s. From the beginning unions could be viewed as a reflection of the racial Infringements of trade union rights in South Africa.

book of the country, with the earliest unions being predominantly for white workers. Through the turbulent years of – trade unions played an important part in developing political and economic resistance, and National organization(s): COSATU, FEDUSA.

Congress of South African Trade Unions Cosatu is the biggest of the country’s three main trade union federations, with a combined membership of million workers grouped into 20 affiliated trade unions.

The majority of their members are in the mining and quarrying sector, followed by the public sector in community, social and personal services, and electricity, gas.

Most of the trade unions in South Africa are affiliated to one of the three main trade union centres. This means that if you join a trade union at work, no matter if you are in catering, nursing, mining, teaching or any other work sector, it will most likely be affiliated to a specific trade union centre.

On 23 August the Constitutional Court (ConCourt) delivered another seminal judgment regarding rights of minority trade unions in the workplace. On 23 August the Constitutional Court (ConCourt) delivered another seminal judgment regarding rights of minority trade unions in the workplace.

This was after an application instituted by POPCRU, a majority trade union of employees in the Department of Correctional Services (DCS), wherein it sought leave to appeal against the whole of a judgment of the. Rights 7: 1) This Bill of Rights is a cornerstone of democracy in South Africa.

It enshrines the rights of all people in our country and affirms the democratic values of human dignity, equality and freedom. 2) The state must respect, protect, promote and fulfil the rights in the Bill of Rights.

Employment lawyer Ludwig Frahm-Arp says trade unions can be company-specific, industry-specific or sector-specific. Every employee has the Constitutional right to form and be a part of a trade union. A registered trade union who seeks organisational rights at the workplace needs to comply with Section 21 of the Labour Relations Act (LRA).

Section 21(1) states that any registered trade union may inform an employer in writing should he or she wish to exercise one or more rights conferred by this part in the workplace. In this sense, both South African "fair dealing" and US and other "fair use" rights are the same.

The key difference between the US fair use general exception and the fair dealing right of South Africa is that the latter is applicable only to a specified list of purposes. Registered trade unions that are ‘sufficiently representative’ of employees in a workplace will usually be granted rights of access, check-offs and time-off for training.

Such trade union recognition does not imply any right to bargain on behalf of the trade union members, let alone any other employees in the workplace. Carefully analyzing the changes that characterize workers' political orientations, this study considers the results of a survey of the political attitudes of members of the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) undertaken prior to South Africa's third democratic general election in Key issues--such as internal union and parliamentary democracy, black /5(3).

Section 23(2) makes provision for employees’ right to form and join a union, to participate in the activities and programmes of a trade union and to strike (as regulated by national legislation).

Section 23(5) provides for trade unions to engage in collective bargaining read with relevant national legislation such as the Labour Relations Act. trade unions in Africa need to re-orient their operations so that workers can see the true benefits of labour collectivism and solidarity.

Trade unions should thus stimulate and rekindle that spirit of union organization so as to bring workers together, modernise and provide services and benefits that reflect changing needs and times. Vote in any ballot under the union constitution.

These rights are provided for under section 60 of the Employment and Labour Relations Act, It also refers to the rights of a trade union to establish a field branch in a workplace containing ten or more members, and rights to get leave for trade union activities.

The biggest single trade union in South Africa National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) says the President Emmerson Mnangagwa led ZANU PF has betrayed the revolutionary ethos and.

Third, my South African trade union colleagues on the Global Labour University (GLU) programme played some part in my choice of research theme. They were instrumental in convincing me about the merits of focusing on a South African case study rather than the Nigerian one that I had earlier contemplated.

These rights include limited access to the employer’s workplace for the purpose of holding meetings with employees, the deduction of trade union subscriptions from the employees’ wages and paying the amounts to the union, the election of workplace shop stewards (union representatives) and the disclosure of information in specific circumstances.

BASIC GUIDE: LABOUR RELATIONS IN SOUTH AFRICA. In today’s world, we need to arm ourselves with as much information regarding our rights. Especially when it comes to fair and unfair labour practices., according to Labour Relations in South Africa. Every employee/worker is entitled to fair labour practices in South Africa.

Whether a trade union is entitled to organisational rights in terms of sections 12 to 16 of the Labour Relations Act 66 of (“LRA“), after acquiring majority representation at only a single branch of an employer, even though the trade union only represented a fraction of the employer’s total national workforce.

AND UPON the Court finding for the Claimant in respect of its claims for infringement of UK registered trade mark no. [insert number] (the UK Trade Mark) and European Union trade mark no.

[insert number] (the EU Trade Mark) and for passing off. Trade Unions and the Law is endorsed by COSATU as the ideal reference for union officials, representatives and their legal advisors. It covers the full spectrum of trade-union activity and aims to help trade unions operate legally in dealing with strikes, dismissals, discipline and even insolvent companies.

- The trade union must already be entitled to rights in terms of s12 (access to the workplace), s13 (the deduction of union dues) and s15 (leave for trade union activities); and - There must be no other trade union in the workplace that already has s14 or s16 rights.

Trade union density is the number of trade union members expressed as a percentage of a particular industry, a particular country or even a particular business. It provides a very important indicator of the influence of trade unions in any unit measured.

South African union density is very much a function of legislation. Trade unions exist to protect the rights of members, maintain and increase wages and improve working conditions.

In Australia, trade union membership has been on the rise for at least the last twenty years. Trade union membership has risen from 23 per cent of all employees into 57per cent of all employees in 9. () Fundamina 59 trade unionism There is no absolute certainty about the formation of the first workers’ movement in South Africa.

According to Finnemore and Van der Merwe14 one of the first documented trade unions in South Africa was the Carpenters and Joiners Union that was founded in In the s various trade unions from different backgrounds ranging from conservative craft unions, white racist industrial unions, white dominated racially mixed industrial unions and non-racial industrial unions merged to form one trade union called South African Trades and Labour Council (SATLC), popularly known as the Trade and Labour Council.

Search the world's most comprehensive index of full-text books. My library. Stresses that freedom of assembly, as provided in Article 11 of the ECHR, protects the right of citizens to defend their interests collectively and to join trade unions democratically set up in their place of work; condemns infringements of trade union rights, discrimination against trade union representatives, and attacks on the right to strike in the private and public sectors; calls.

Press Release - President Muhammadu Buhari has signed the instrument of accession of the agreement for the establishment of the African Trade Insurance Agency. Read GoLegal's analyses & insights provided by South Africa's top labour lawyers, exploring employment legislation & case law in South Africa.

intellectual property legislation and the latest regulatory and judicial developments concerning the ownership and infringements of patents, designs, copyrights and trade marks. What the Covid In the case of Chamber of Mines of South Africa acting in its own name and obo Harmony Gold Mining Company Ltd and another v Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) and others[] 3 BLLR (LC), the court held that AMCU, as a minority trade union, was bound by the collective agreement concluded by the employer and three.

A Trade Union is only entitled to appoint Trade Union representatives (Section 14) and demand access to Company information (Section 16) once the majority of the employees are members. Section 19 however creates an automatic right to minority unions to exercise their rights in terms of Section 12 and Section 13 above.

PASA is the largest publishing industry body in South Africa, and is committed to creativity, literacy, the free flow of ideas and encouraging a culture of reading. Aims & Objectives. The Publishers' Association of South Africa aims to: Promote and protect the rights and responsibilities of the publishing sector in South Africa.

The following works are eligible for copyright in South Africa (in the Republic). Literary works e.g. books and written composition novels.

Musical works e.g. songs. Artistic works e.g. paintings and drawings. Cinematograph films e.g. programme-carrying signal that has been transmitted by satellite.

Sound recordings. This study explores the role of three South African trade union organisations, COSATU, FEDUSA and Solidariteit, in the foreign policy process of South Africa. It asks what role these trade union organisations played between and in the South African foreign policy process and what factors had a bearing on that role.

iPr and souTh africa’s innovaTion fuTure 11 2. legislaTive framework around souTh africa’s iPr statutory provisions The Patents Act 57 of provides that a patent may be obtained in South Africa for an invention that is new; involves an inventive step; and is capable of being used or applied in trade, industry or agriculture.

relatively recent democratization. The South African trade union movement represents a source of inspiration to organized labour worldwide, but has faced many challenges over the years.

Based on the findings of a survey of the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) members conducted inWood and Psoulis () found high levels of. In Augusthe was appointed as South Africa's Ambassador to the People's Republic of Cuba.

President Ramaphosa has declared a Special Official. Trade Union and the Informal Sector in Africa: Cameroon Roger Tsafack Nanfosso REMA, Dschang School of Economics and Management, University of Dschang, Dschang, Cameroon Abstract Recent history of the trade union in Africa highlights the fact that they are progres-sively interested organisin ing the informal sector for various reasons.

The right to freedom of association and the guaranteed right to form and join trade unions and to engage in activities related thereto in terms of the South African Constitution, are intrinsic aspects of the labour relationship between an employer and employee.

It also forms a fundamental right in terms of the Bill of Rights of the Constitution.The Durban strikes and the resurgence of the trade union movement in ; The Western Cape Farm Workers Strike ; Books and further reading links relating to Right to Organise; The National Council of Trade Unions (NACTU) University Christian Movement (UCM) The History of May Day in South Africa; South Africa in the s.

However, it’s dangerous for employers to disregard this statute because it grants significant additional rights to trade unions. For instance, section 20(4) allows any trade union to approach the High Court for an order restraining the employer from doing anything inconsistent with the Companies Act.